DENVER, CO – The Cavs’ LeBron James spoke out about the Tamir Rice case Tuesday, specifically about calls for him to sit out games to bring attention to the case.
After a grand jury declined to press charges against two Cleveland police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice some activists called on James to bring attention to the issue by not playing. They used The hashtag #NoJusticeNoLeBron to publicize their request.
@KingJames, your FB says “I promise to never forget where I came from.”
— Benjamin Young Savage (ᐱᓐᒋᐱᓐ) (@benjancewicz) December 29, 2015
LeBron spoke about it in Denver, where the Cavs were playing the Nuggets.
He said he’d waited to talk about it because he really is not as on top of the issue as he likes to be in order to talk about something. He did add though:
“But I think the most important thing that we all need to understand, the most important thing, this issue is bigger than LeBron. This issue is bigger than me; it’s about everyone. And gun violence and tragedies and kids losing lives at a young age, some way, somehow we need to understand that that matters more than just an individual,” he told ESPN.