In response to the shooting of two police officers who were ambushed as they sat in their police car, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva called out NBA star LeBron James, telling him to “step up to the plate” and use his influence and money to find the man who shot the officers.
“This challenge is to Lebron James. I want you to match that and double that reward,” Villanueva said. “I know you care about law enforcement. You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African-American community. And I appreciated that. But likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across professions, across races, creeds, and I’d like to see LeBron James step up to the plate and double that.”
Two private pledges now total $75,000 to find the