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‘We live in two Americas’: LeBron blasts ‘shameful’ Trump in scathing appraisal


  • James delivers withering rebuke of Trump after Lakers’ loss
  • Lakers star: ‘[Trump] cares about nobody besides himself’
  • Spurs coach Popovich says Trump ‘enjoyed’ DC insurrection

LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates were already upset after a Wisconsin prosecutor on Tuesday decided not to charge a police officer who shot a black man last year.

Then came Wednesday when a violent mob loyal to US president Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol to delay Congress from certifying the results of November’s election.

Related: NBA players weren’t surprised by DC. We live with white supremacy every day

DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW???!! I know the answer to that. You still don’t cause no matter what happens you still won’t be judge, looked at crazy, chained, beaten, shot to death cause of the color of your skin!!!! 2 AMERIKKKAS we live in and it was at FULL CAPACITY LIVE IN DIRECT yesterday in our Nations CAPITAL AT THE CAPITAL!! ‍♂️. #IPrayForBetterDaysForMyPeople

Related: The most notable US athletes of 2020: No 1 – LeBron James, a man for all seasons

One thing you can never get back is time. We’ve literally just shit away four years

The Lakers and Spurs are locking arms in a circle at halfcourt during the national anthem pic.twitter.com/fICtAd1NEb

Related: ‘This is who we are’: NBA reacts in dismay at mob’s invasion of US Capitol

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