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LeBron Speaks on Tamir Rice After Activists Push for Him to Boycott Games in Protest

lebronProtesters have been in the streets of Cleveland ever since the announcement that no charges were filed in the death of Tamir Rice. And one way some activists attempted to send a message was by appealing directly to LeBron James.

LeBron hasn’t been particularly outspoken about such issues before, but he did send a powerful message last year when he wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt at a game––the last words of Eric Garner as he was in a police chokehold.

Well, activists attempted to pressure the Cleveland Cavaliers star to refuse to stop playing games until the legal system adequately addresses Rice’s death, using the hashtag #NoJusticeNoLebron:

Well, James actually did speak out about Rice’s death this week. And according to ESPN, this is what he said Tuesday:

“For me, I’ve always been a guy who’s took pride in knowledge of every situation that I’ve ever spoke on. And to be honest, I haven’t really been on top of this issue. So it’s hard for me to comment. I understand that any lives that [are] lost, what we want more than anything is prayer and the best for the family, for anyone. But for me to comment on the situation, I don’t have enough knowledge about it.”

And some people didn’t like that response:

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