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LeBron James: I fueled ‘wrong conversation' with Ma'Khia Bryant tweet

Added 05-05-21 08:18:02am EST - “LeBron James regrets his tweet about the Ohio cop who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, saying he “fueled the wrong conversation” about the teen.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “LeBron James: I fueled ‘wrong conversation’ with Ma’Khia Bryant tweet”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LeBron James has expressed regret for his inflammatory tweet about the Ohio cop who fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant – saying he “fueled the wrong conversation” about the teen.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar said on Twitter this week that he owes “it to her and this movement to change” the conversation.

James also thanked Vox writer Fabiola Cineas “for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her.”

He added a link to Cineas’ piece — titled “Why they’re not saying Ma’Khia Bryant’s name” — in which she wrote that “viewers of various races and political affiliations” decided that Bryant was the knife-wielding “aggressor.”

“The cries for justice that applied to George Floyd did not ring out as loudly for Bryant,” she wrote.

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