LeBron James involved in controversy over deleted tweet about fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant

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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a basket during a 137-121 Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on March 16, 2021. (Harry How/Getty Images)

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a basket during a 137-121 Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on March 16, 2021. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Lakers star LeBron James is once again involved in controversy regarding a deleted tweet in the wake of a police shooting in Columbus, Ohio.

James tweeted, “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY,” with a photo of the officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant on Wednesday in James’ home state.

Officers arrived on the scene to witness a fight, with body cam footage appearing to show Bryant armed with a knife, attacking someone else. Officer Nicholas Reardon responded by firing four shots at Bryant, killing her.

The incident happened the same day a jury in Minnesota found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. In the aftermath of the verdict, James tweeted one word — “ACCOUNTABILITY.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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