LeBron James Reacts to Video of Tyre Nichols Police Beating
- LeBron James has reacted to the video of police beating Tyre Nichols
- The video, released by Memphis authorities, showed five Memphis police officers brutally beating the Black motorist
- Nichols was hospitalized and died of his injuries three days after the confrontation
NBA players, led by LeBron James have reacted to the video of police brutally beating Trye Nichols who died after spending three days in hospital.
Authorities in Memphis released the video which showed Nichols being repeatedly struck by fists boots and batons by five police officers as the Black motorist begged for his life.
On January 7th 2023, 29-year-old Nichols was pulled over by five Memphis police officers for an alleged traffic violation. The beating left him fighting for his life before succumbing to his injuries three days later.
The five officers were fired and charged with second-degree murder. Shortly after the video was released, protests erupted in Memphis and several other US states. The former officers could face up to 60 years in prison if convicted, per FOX News.
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James and NBA react to Nichols video
On Friday, James and other NBA players like Christ Paul took to social media to send their condolences to Nichols and give their thoughts on the incident.
The Lakers star has always been vocal about police brutality and he posted a Tweet after the video was released.
"WE ARE OUR OWN WORSE ENEMY!!!."
Nichols death comes a few years after George Floyd died in police custody in 2020. Police officer Derek Chuvin was convicted and sentenced to serve 252 months in prison for unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree m@nslaughter, per Reuters.
Fans reaction to James Tweet
"I have no words… smh."
"Keyword is WE. As a team, the team needs to understand that. Not one person but the whole team needs to play in unity!"
"Always have been, Always will be."
"Isn't that been the saying for decades?"
James jersey auctioned
Sports Brief earlier reported on James' game-worn jersey from Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals being auctioned for $3.7 million.
James scored 37 points in Game 7 as the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs to win his second NBA title.
LeBron James now has the third most expensive game-worn jersey ever sold at Sotheby after his jersey from Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals was auctioned for $3.7 million.
Michael Jordan's "Last Dance" NBA Finals jersey ($10.91 million) and Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" jersey ($9.28 million) are the most expensive game-worn jerseys. Read