Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’

Lakers reporter Kyle Goon shared LeBron James’ postgame thoughts on Instagram about the shooting Sunday of Jacob Blake, in which James said his emotions were “all over the place” and that “Black people in America are scared.”

On Monday night, after the Lakers’ Game 4 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, James sounded off after police shot and wounded a Black man (Jacob Blake), apparently in the back, while responding to a call about a domestic dispute in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protesters gathered Tuesday in Kenosha and some clashed with officers in riot gear after Kenosha, WI. Fires were set and car windows were broken during the gathering.

The short video shows Blake walking to his car before he was shot. Laquisha Booker, who is Blake’s partner, told NBC’s Milwaukee affiliate, WTMJ-TV, that she and Blake’s three children were in the back seat of the SUV when police shot him. Police say Blake had a warrant for his arrest.

“That man just literally grabbed him by his shirt and looked the other way and was just shooting him. With the kids in the back screaming. Screaming,” Booker said.

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has represented George Floyd’s and Breanna Taylor’s families and said he has been retained by Blake’s family, said Blake was “simply trying to do the right thing by intervening in a domestic incident.” Police did not immediately return messages seeking details on the dispute.

Crump called the police officers’ actions “irresponsible, reckless and inhumane.”

“We all watched the horrific video of Jacob Blake being shot in the back several times by Kenosha police,” Crump said in a statement. “Even worse, his three sons witnessed their father collapse after being riddled with bullets. … It’s a miracle he’s still alive.”

James wasn’t the only player asked about Blake following the Lakers’ win on Monday, Kyle Kuzma also shared his thoughts.

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