LeBron James deletes tweet 'because its being used to create more hate'

"I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate -This isn’t about one officer," James tweeted.
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LeBron James in 2019
LeBron James in 2019
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NBA star LeBron James on Wednesday deleted a tweet that said "YOU'RE Next" and contained an image of the police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old girl in Ohio on Tuesday.

The basketball player's now-deleted tweet also included an hourglass emoji and the hashtag "#ACCOUNTABILITY."

"I'm so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because its being used to create more hate — This isn't about one officer. it's about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY," James tweeted.

Authorities have identified the deceased as Ma'Khia Bryant and the officer as Nicholas Reardon. Someone in the video can be heard saying, "She had a knife. She just went at her."