LeBron James denied ever condoning violence towards the police as he insisted he will continue to speak out against brutality.
The NBA superstar also dismissed comments by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who asked him to give the county $175,00 to boost the reward for the gunman in the attack on two officers in Compton.
James insisted he had never supported revenge attacks against law enforcement but had repeatedly seen police racially profile his community.
“I’ve never in my 35 years ever condoned violence. Never have. But I also know what’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong,” James said after the Los Angeles Lakers lost in the NBA playoffs to the Denver Nuggets.
“I grew up in the inner city in a Black community in what we call the hood or the ghetto.
“I’ve seen a lot of counts firsthand of a lot of Black people being racially profiled because of our colour. And I’ve seen it throughout my whole life.
“And I’m not saying that all cops are bad because, I actually, throughout high school and things of that nature, and I’m around them all the time, and they’re not all bad.
“But when you see th