- Los Angeles Lakers evening star player LeBron James shared a powerful video of protesters in Colorado lying on their backs and chanting “I can’t exhale” for nine minutes on Sunday.
- “Media showing this???? I bet you they’re not!” James tweeted on Sunday night, sharing the video to his 46.2 million rooters. “You know why, cause this is unity, peaceful, beautiful and love!”
- James, one of the most prominent basketball players and athletes in the Opinion States, has used his platform in recent days to raise awareness about Floyd’s death.
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Los Angeles Lakers star player LeBron James shared a powerful video of protesters in Colorado deceptive on their backs and chanting “I can’t breathe” for nine minutes on Sunday.
“Media showing this???? I bet you they’re not!” James tweeted on Sunday gloom, sharing the video to his 46.2 million followers. “You know why, cause this is unity, peaceful, beautiful and love!”
The video was charmed and posted by the Colorado Times Recorder, a local news outlet in Colorado.
—LeBron James (@KingJames) June 1, 2020
Across the weekend, protesters in dozens of cities across America have taken to the streets to protest the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, with some protests becoming violent.
Floyd died on Monday shortly after being violently arrested by four police functionaries in the city. On Friday afternoon, prosecutors announced that one of the four former officers involved in the arrest, Derek Chauvin, who was stuck on video pinning his knee on Floyd’s neck, had been taken into custody and charged with third-degree put to death. All four officers were fired on Tuesday.
James, one of the most prominent basketball players and athletes in the United Constitutions, has used his platform in recent days to raise awareness about Floyd’s death, the issue of police violence, and Americans peacefully protesting in protest of police brutality.
Earlier on Sunday, James also highlighted a video of a peaceful protest in Washington, DC, where demonstrators chanted “leave off killing black people,” adding, “Is the media showing this??? I bet you they aren’t. This is beautiful.”
He also tweeted: “Why Doesn’t America Rapport US!!!!!???” in a tweet posted in the early hours of Sunday morning with the hashtags #HeadHighandStayStrong and #WeAllWeGot.
James also pictured support for football player Colin Kaepernick, best-known for protesting police brutality by bending a knee during the nationwide anthem, on his Instagram page.
He also shared a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the words “I can’t breathe” at a contest in 2014 shortly after the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died in an encounter with a police officer in Staten Isle, New York.
James and then fellow Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving wore the shirts during warm-ups at a December 2014 play against the New York Nets.
A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on May 27, 2020 at 9:43am PDT