Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LeBron James, other athletes respond to Ferguson verdict via Twitter

Within minutes of Monday’s Ferguson verdict, NBA star LeBron James used social media to express his remorse for the family of dead teenager Michael Brown and the chaos that followed.

The grand jury’s decision not to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson was announced on Monday evening during the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic.

After the game, James took to Twitter to voice his frustration at the situation in Ferguson by tweeting a drawing of Brown and Trayvon Martin walking arm-in-arm.

Twitter blew up with other prominent sports stars speaking out as well.

Magic Johnson expressed his disappointment with the situation in Ferguson by tweeting: "We must work together to stop the unnecessary loss of young men of color. Justice was not served in Ferguson."

Serena Williams also tweeted her shock. 'Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???,' she said.

NFL star Reggie Bush also tried to put it in perspective.


  1. The Grand Jury saw all of the real evidence (not testimony from liars)! It's our system! Live with it or repair it with peaceful change! Not excuses to break the law! Loot ,Burn,Destroy for change! Makes me laugh! Relations thrown back again!Eh!!

  2. I guess Black Friday starts early in Ferguson, Missouri! Why wait until Friday! I got a better deal Tuesday night! What's the specialty store tonight?? Eh!!!