LeBron James Under Fire for 'Disgraceful' 'You're Next' Post | 22 Words

LeBron James has come under fire for his recent controversial tweet, but many actually agree with what he had to say.

It's all down to interpretation...

A U.S. senator is accusing LeBron James of "inciting violence" against a police officer...


Read on to see his "dangerous" since-deleted tweet...

Now, usually, LeBron James is known for his iconic basketball career.

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The thirty-five-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time through his sensational career with the Lakers.

But basketball is far from his only passion.

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James is well immersed in the world of education and getting kids on the right track - using his influence for good.

And he's certainly not all talk...

The star has been involved with several programs and schemes, including funding the "Wheels for Education" program, which provides kids with school supplies, access to computers, and a bike as part of a system designed to keep kids motivated to complete their studies and reach their full potential grades-wise.

But, without a doubt, James launched his biggest project 2 years ago.

The NBA legend opened his own public school - The I Promise School.

James' I Promise School was originally designed to be an experiment.

The public school, supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation, opened its doors in 2018 after the star teamed up with Akron Public Schools to make the project a reality.

The school is specifically catered to underprivileged children.

Located in James' hometown Akron, Ohio, the school houses 240 at-risk third and fourth-grade students.

James' school provides free meals for the kids...

As well as services designed to help both children and parents who are struggling - including stress management and an on-site food bank.

On top of that, all pupils receive a free bike when they arrive at the school.

This is something extremely close to James' heart after he admitted that having a bike gave him the freedom to explore and escape some of the more dangerous parts of the neighborhood while growing up.

At the time of the school's launch in 2018, James spoke out about the motivation behind the life-changing project.

"We want to create an environment of family where you want to always be around your family," he said, per the BBC. "No matter the good and the bad, you always want to be around that support system."

His own childhood experiences sparked the idea.

"School didn't mean anything to me," he said. "There were just a lot of empty days, empty nights and just kind of a no-future thought process.

"It was mentally challenging. No kid at eight, nine should have that stress... so I know exactly what a lot of these kids are going through."

The basketball sensation has poured his heart and soul into the school.

And hopes that it will provide a second chance for kids who are struggling at home or falling behind in their education.

However, the I Promise school is different from other institutions ran by celebrities...

It's not a charter school run by a private operator but a public school operated by the district, with the school’s $2 million budget funded by the district.

Through this venture, the NBA star proved he's a role model both on and off the court.

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And he's truly gone above and beyond to be an inspirational figure in so many kids' lives.

LeBron has always been a man of the people...

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And, throughout years of major success, he has always remained grounded and stayed true to himself.

And he loves his fans.

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In fact, he loves the fans so much that not too long ago he vowed not to play basketball if fans weren't allowed to attend.

It's only fair to say that almost everybody on the planet loves LeBron James.

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And after taking a look into his life, his sporting expertise, and his generosity, it's hard not to.

But his recent tweet has left one U.S. senator in shock...


LeBron tweeted a picture, that has now been deleted, of the police officer who shot and killed sixteen-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

Although it seems people think the senator's interpretation is wrong...


Bodycam footage shows Bryant in a physical altercation with 2 other girls, one of whom was reportedly carrying a knife...

Urging the officer to fire 4 fatal shots at Ma'Khia, killing her.

When questioned about his actions, the officer said, "She had a knife. She just went at her."

Clearly, LeBron felt the officer used excessive force, and should be held accountable for his actions.

LeBron captioned a photo of the officer, writing: "YOU'RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY" ... insinuating he should be charged like Derek Chauvin.

But, LeBron's post has sparked a backlash, with many officials calling his post "disgraceful and extremely reckless."

The National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted that LeBron "should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in."

"The officer saved a young girl's life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact."

The message was echoed by Sen. Tom Cotton from Arkansas, who said, "LeBron James is inciting violence against an Ohio police officer. This is disgraceful and dangerous."

Even ex-MLB star Lenny Dykstra said, "Hey, @nba, have you disciplined #LeBronJames for making a real and ongoing threat to the life of the brave officer in Columbus who prevented a knife attack from being even worse?"

LeBron has since explained his decision to delete the tweet, saying his message was "being used to create more hate."

He added, "This isn't about one officer. it's about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism.

"I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY."

Read on for the full story surrounding Ma'Khia's tragic death...