LeBron James takes to Twitter amid protests: ‘Why doesn’t America love us’

LeBron James continued to speak about the death of George Floyd and the protests that have sprung up around the world over the weekend.

James took to Twitter in the early Sunday morning hours as protests continued in cities large and small across the United States.

“Why Doesn’t America Love US!!!!!????TOO,” James wrote with two hashtags and emojis.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has been using his platform over the last week to draw attention to the death of Floyd and its aftermath.

Floyd, a black man, died while in police custody in Minneapolis. Video shows Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, holding him down for more than eight minutes by putting his knee on Floyd’s neck. Chauvin was released from the department and later charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

James initially shared on Instagram a photo of the incident next to a photo of Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.

“Do you understand NOW!!??!!??” he wrote.

He’s also used his accounts to share words from others and share why it all matters and why it is happening now. On Saturday, he shared a clip from Jimmy Kimmel on the comedian’s thoughts, the remarks of activist and rapper Killer Mike and a video shared by Ava DuVernay, who created, co-wrote and directed “When They See Us” on the Central Park Five.