On Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva called out Lebron James in an effort to seek justice for two LA County deputies who were “ambushed” and shot on Saturday evening.
There is no secret that Lebron James is a huge supporter of Black Lives Matter and standing up for racial injustice.
LA County has put up a $100,000 reward for information leading to the gunman’s arrest and conviction, and two private donors have put up an additional $75,000.
Villanueva got on 790 KABC Radio in Los Angeles and said:
” This challenge is for lebron james. I want you to match that and double that reward. Because I know you care about law enforcement.”
He then continued with…
“You expressed a very, very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact it has on the African American community, and I appreciate that. But likewise, we need to appreciate the respect for life goes across professions, across races, creeds. And I’d like to see LeBron James step up to the plate and double that.”
Sir, this is giving me “All Lives Matter” vibes. Well, the irony of Sheriff Villanueva to talk about respect when 8 of his officers leaked photos of Kobe Bryant and the other victims.
Vanessa was completely heartbroken over the news that some L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies took photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant, her daughter Gianna Bryant, and the other 7 victims. She wants the deputies to be punished for taking the photos and sharing them.
So not only were the photos taken they were shared too. Some of the deputies took the photos and shared them with numerous of people, kind of like it was a trophy. Law Enforcement sources confirmed that a deputy who was in training took the photos to a bar, and attempted to impress a woman by bragging that he had exclusive images of Kobe Bryant. He showed the woman the remains of the late legend Kobe Bryant’s body. It was the bartender that overheard the conversation and filed an online complaint with the Sheriff’s Department.
Vanessa Bryant did not forget that’s for sure. She took to her Instagram story to remind the world that this is the same guy demanding trust when his own deputies couldn’t even be trusted to protect her family’s privacy.
Lebron James has yet to respond to the challenge.