A police officer has posted a hilarious video mocking LeBron James over his threat against the cop who fatally shot a teenage girl last week while she was attempting to stab another young woman.
Nate Silvester, an officer in Bellevue, Idaho, aims to “humanize the badge” with his funny and topical posts on the popular social media platform.
Responding to James, Silvester staged a mock call to the basketball player for help deciding what to do while witnessing a black man stabbing another black man.
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“Dispatch, I’ve arrived at that disturbance. Will you have LeBron James call my cellphone right away please? Thank you,” the detective says.
Silvester goes on to pretend that he is asking an assailant to “please put the knife down” and “stop stabbing him” while he waits for James to call.
“Hold on, it’s LeBron,” Silvester says. “LeBron, hey, yeah it’s me again. Listen, I’m out here at this disturbance call and there’s a guy trying to stab another guy with a knife. What do you think I should do?”
The detective then alludes to James asking what the races of the people involved are.
“Why does that matter? Okay, well, they’re both back,” he says, before again stating that one guy is trying to stab another guy with a knife. “Deadly force is completely justified,” he notes.
“So, you don’t care if a black person kills another black person — but you do care if a white cop kills a black person… even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person? I mean, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again, you’re really good at basketball so I guess I’ll take your word for it,” he says.
Silvester concludes the call and waves to the imaginary stabber and his victim saying, “sorry guys, you’re on your own, good luck.”
Former President Donald Trump has also weighed in on the James controversy.
“LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest television RATINGS, by far, in the long and distinguished history of the League. His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning. He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!” Trump said in a statement about James.