NBA star LeBron James mocked Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday for crying during his trial testimony.
Sharing a video of the moment that Kyle Rittenhouse broke down, causing the trial to take a 10-minute break, LeBron James suggested that the teen “ate
some lemon heads” before taking the stand, implying that he faked crying to gain sympathy.
“What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” James tweeted.
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some
lemon heads before walking into court. https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021
The basketball star was intensely ratioed for the mockery.
Did you ever find those people who vandalized your gate, which was on
camera, but you never posted the video for some reason?
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 11, 2021
If he’s faking it, we better call Juwan Howard.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 11, 2021
Hey King, any support for your fellow NBA player @EnesKanter speaking
out against the mass extermination of ethnic Muslims in China? You
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 11, 2021
Of course, LeBron James, who has a notorious reputation for poor
sportsmanship, has gotten himself into a series of tangles on Twitter in the past, such as when he publicly threatened a white police officer who lawfully shot a black teenage girl to defend another black teenage girl from being stabbed.
“You’re next” he screeched as he shared the innocent officer’s photograph all over social media. James later deleted the tweet.
Prior to that, LeBron accused Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey of being uneducated about the situation in Hong Kong when he angered the communist government of China by publicly supporting the Hong Kong protesters in 2019.
“We all talk about this freedom of speech, yes, we all do have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and you’re only thinking about
yourself,” James told reporters. “I don’t want to get into a … feud with
Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke. So many people could have been harmed, not only financially, but physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
As backlash quickly mounted on social media, James dug himself an even deeper hole when he attempted to clarify his remarks by somehow casting the National Basketball Association as the victim.
“My team and this league just went through a difficult week. I think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others. And I believe nobody stopped and considered what would happen. Could have waited a week to send it,” James said immediately after on Twitter.