ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley criticized LeBron James on live television for posting a tweet targeting a police officer who shot a 16-year-old black girl in order to save another teen’s life.
“I want to actually pray that his found this profoundness matches the power of his platform,” he said on Thursday during “Speak For Yourself.”
“Dog, you can’t do this. You can’t be that irresponsible if you’re LeBron James because you have that much power and we all know when you get that type of power that responsibility comes with it,” he said.
Wiley called James’ follow-up tweet about accountability “ironic,” and explained how it exposes his weaknesses.
“There’s one glaring critique on his resume: that he defers at critical times. Damn, I wish that was true in this moment when it’s a real issue, not just basketball wins and losses and points scored when it’s real-life issues,” Wiley said. “Where is the deferring in that moment until all the