Kyle Rittenhouse, making the rounds on conservative media, fired a verbal shot Monday (Dec. 6) at Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who was among many who were critical of his emotional display during his recent homicide trial.
On Nov. 11, King James weighed in on Rittenhouse appearing to cry on the witness stand during his murder trial for shooting Black Lives Matter protesters at a 2020 demonstration in Kenosha, Wis.
James wrote, “What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” accompanied by laughing emojis.
He added a video clip of the Antioch, Ill. man, 18, sobbing while telling the jury that he feared for his life before fatally shooting two demonstrators and injuring a third.
Rittenhouse had strong words for James.
“I was really pissed off when he said that ‘cause I liked LeBron, and then I’m like, ‘You know what? F**k you, LeBron,’” Rittenhouse said on the BlazeTV program You Are Here, according to The New York Daily News.
The jury acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges on Nov. 19. This case added fuel to fierce debates in America about racial injustice, guns and white vigilantism.