Famous basketball player, LeBron James has reacted to the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake by Wisconsin police on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Lakers star said black people are scared living in America..
‘I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as black people in America,’ James said following the Lakers’ Game 4 win over the Portland Trail Blazers at the NBA’s bubble near Orlando on Monday. ‘Black men, black women, black kids – we are terrified.’
Blake was shot seven times by Kenosha, Wisconsin police on Sunday after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. Video of the incident went
According his attorney, Ben Crump, Blake’s three sons were seated in the van and witnessed the shooting.
Following surgery on Sunday, Blake was listed in serious condition at a Milwaukee hospital on Monday.
‘If you’re sitting here and telling me that there was no way to subdue that gentleman or detain him or just before the firing of guns, then you’re sitting here and lying to not only me, but you’re lying to every African American, every black person in the community,’ James said. ‘Because we see it over and over and over.