LeBron James’ Text Message to Lakers Group Chat About Breonna Taylor

LeBron James sent a group text about Breonna Taylor. The Los Angeles Lakers are taking on the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. They are currently up 2-1 and are looking pretty good. However, this might not be enough. They are expected to win the series with relative ease and we are yet to see this.

Sadly, there are several things that are on the Lakers minds other than basketball. This is especially true for LeBron James. He has given his opinions on the BLM movement as well as the social injustice that is going on right now.

“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence,” James said in a videoconference. “Never have. But I also know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong, and I grew up in the inner city in a Black community in what we call the hood or the ghetto, however you want to picture it. I’ve seen a lot of counts first hand of a lot of Black people being racially profiled because of our color. And I’ve seen it throughout my whole life. I’m not saying that all cops are bad because, I actually throughout high school and things of that nature, I’m around them all the time and they’re not all bad.”

LeBron James’ Text Message to Lakers Group Chat About Breonna Taylor

“But when you see the videos that’s going on and you can see all over the — not only my hometown, but all over America — you continue to see the acts of violence towards my kind, I can’t do nothing but to speak about it and see the common denominator. But not one time have I ever said, ‘Let’s act violent towards cops.’ I just said that what’s going on in our community is not okay and we fear for that and we fear for our lives.”

Other players are now coming forward on what they have seen from LeBron.

“Bron texted the group chat,” Lakers guard Danny Green said, “that there was about to be an announcement made and some of us were near a TV and some of us were not, some of us were getting treatment and on our way to the meeting to do film and cleanup.”

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“It happened right as we went into our team meeting,” Lakers guard Alex Caruso said. “Obviously, the results of what happened is not significant enough,. They are not harsh enough in the eyes of people who are fighting for justice for Breonna Taylor. I am not sure legally what the process is next. I would have to do some more research, find some more information out. But hopefully there are more steps to gain better justice for her.”

LeBron James’ Text Message to Lakers Group Chat About Breonna Taylor

“How hopeful people close to Breonna were, how much strength they have,” Caruso said. “Because I mean, I am always trying to put myself in the position of the people who are going through stuff. I try to be as emotionally connected as I can. I try to imagine if that was one of my sisters or one of my parents. Those people are a lot stronger. A lot more professional with the way they handled themselves if that had happened to someone I knew. Just the strength that they have and fortitude for them to keep fighting.”

“I think when the teams have a break. Like Miami and Boston did, there will be time next week to reconvene,” Green said. “Obviously there is time between each round that we can take to reconvene and discuss. Hopefully, we continue, basketball is a small part of the bigger picture but hopefully we continue to compete and make it to the next stage.”

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