NBA superstar and millionaire LeBron James turned the breach on the U.S. Capitol into an issue about race while speaking to the press on Thursday.
The athlete claimed that black protesters would have been treated more harshly than Trump supporters at the Capitol, where one white protester, a female Air Force veteran, was fatally shot in the neck by an officer.
James also wore a t-shirt that read, “Do you understand now,” apparently to highlight alleged systemic racism in the U.S.
“We live in two Americas, and that was [a] prime example of that yesterday,” James said Thursday. “If you don’t understand or don’t see that after seeing what you saw yesterday, then you really need to take a step back. Not even just one step, maybe four or five or even ten steps backward and ask yourself: How do you want your kids or how do you want your grandkids … to live in this beautiful country? Because