Lakers’ LeBron James supports ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Painted on Street Leading to White House

Following the tragic death of George Floyd who was murdered in cold blood by Minneapolis police officers, spearheaded by Derek Chauvin, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James has joined other celebrities to express solidarity on the “Black Lives Matter” protests staged across the country.

Known for his views on social injustice, the 35-year-old Lakers basketball superstar took to his twitter handle to express his solidarity thoughts on “Black Lives Matter” painted along a street near the White House with his yellow signature colour.  


Contrary to the move by the mayor, the group Black Lives Matter D.C. reacted to her move with the equivalent of an eye roll. “This is a performative distraction from real policy changes,” the group tweeted. “Bowser has consistently been on the wrong side of BLMDC history. This is to appease white liberals while ignoring our demands. Black Lives Matter means defund the police.” 


Rose Jaffe, a local artist who started helping with the street painting was more charitable to the mayor, but only slightly. “I’m conflicted about doing it,” she said. “It’s about wanting to reclaim the streets, but I also know that it is a little bit of a photo op".

Do we need more of these actions to pass the message?

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