“Literally ridiculous” – LeBron James SLAMS US lawmakers after deadly shooting in Las Vegas kills 3
LeBron James condemns US lawmakers post-Las Vegas shooting. Advocating for stricter gun laws, he expressing frustration over inaction.
LeBron James cuts a grim figure when talking about the UNLV shooting (Image via YouTube)
A shooting at a college campus on Wednesday resulted in the deaths of three individuals, just days before the mid-season championship was set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the weekend. Thereafter, LeBron James advocated for tough gun laws in the USA.
He has been a vocal advocate for more stringent gun control laws. James came from Vegas to LA this Thursday for the Lakers vs. Pelicans’ semi-final match. Immediately after the man killed three individuals and injured another person at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas yesterday, the 38-year-old superstar addressed the media.
During the interview James empathised by stating,
First of all, my condolences go to the families that lost loved ones, families and friends and everything, It just goes back to what I said before about guns in America. I think it's such a longer conversation.
He further added,
It makes no sense that we continue to lose innocent lives, on campuses, schools, at shopping markets and movie theaters.
Lastly, he aguishly stated:
It's ridiculous. The fact that we haven't changed anything -- it's actually been easier to be able to own a firearm. It's stupid.
James has beeen vocal about his opinions regarding the US gun debate. At the 2016 ESPY awards event, he also urged other athletes to take notice of social issues and work to bring about constructive change in their communities.
LeBron James will prep up against the Pelicans amidst this setback
The T-mobile Arena, which is conveniently located close to the UNLV campus, hosts the semifinals of the NBA’s first-ever in-season tournament. The anticipation is high for a matchup between basketball powerhouses, the Lakers, and the Pelicans. They both are vying for a coveted spot in the tournament final. However there was an air of sadness because the UNLV basketball team had to cancel their game agaonsy the University of Dayton because of the incident.
The burden is even heavier for the Lakers as they came to the semifinals by defeating the Phoenix Suns in a nerve-wracking match to the last second. The two sides battle it out for a chance to be part of the country’s first in-season tournament.
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