During a press conference on Monday night, NBA star LeBron James said that although he personally supports the efforts of the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick protesting, James himself said he will not be doing the same and mentioned “all lives matter.”
I’m not up here saying that all the police are bad, because they’re not. I’m not up here saying all kids are great and all adults are great, because they’re not. But at the same time, all lives do matter. It’s not just about black or white, it’s everyone.
Some Twitter users did not take the news well. Here were just a few of the responses.
The reason you fear for your son's life is specifically why Black Lives Matter exists and the retort All Lives Matter is a sham. @KingJames
— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqToure) September 26, 2016
— EJ (@iwrightmusic) September 27, 2016
@KingJames why you couldn't just keep quiet. Why you had to say All Lives Matter. What you doing Bron?
— Dee 👸🏾🇰🇾 (@jolie_diable) September 26, 2016
Damn @KingJames thought you stood for something you took the "All Lives Matter" approach .. when you know in fact it isn't all lives being
— Etienne J. Cooper (@cityb0ycxxp) September 26, 2016
Disappointed in @KingJames "All Lives Matter" statement. They SHOULD matter but they don't because of black and brown bodies being executed.
— Weaponize Privilege (@Hajj_Shabazz) September 26, 2016
@KingJames you was real life my favorite basketball player bruh but for you to say all lives matter you get no respect off the court from me
— Hurd Da Third (@Pop_It_4_Pastor) September 26, 2016
Lebron hit us with the "all lives matter". You can retire now @KingJames
— ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 (@Symone_Devine) September 26, 2016
.@KingJames just said All Lives Matter. I'm going home sad.
— MC Boombox Brandon (@DAMNlookatHIM) September 26, 2016
This goes to show how far the common sense in our country has fallen when it has come to this. Nowadays it’s considered “racist” or controversial for simply saying all lives matter to some people. There should be absolutely no controversy in this, but full praise for LeBron. I don’t agree with many of his past political statements which tend to be more liberal leaning, but glad to finally agree with him on this one.