By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com
Published: 23:42 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 23:45 BST, 13 September 2020
Conservative author and activist Candace Owens has accused 'pea-brained' LeBron James of stirring up hatred that led to the shooting of two Los Angeles sheriffs on Saturday.
With the two deputies fighting for their lives following the ambush, Owens, 31, said the outspoken basketball superstar bore responsibility for the attack.
'Why does this happen? Because pea-brained celebrities that are idolized like @KingJames tell young black men that they are “literally being hunted”,' she said, referencing a May 6 tweet in which James responded to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
'This is the natural result of such hyperbolic, dishonest rhetoric. The racist, anti-police, black lives matter LIE is to blame.'
Candace Owens, 31, told her 2.6 million Twitter followers LeBron James bore responsibility
The Ohio-born basketball superstar has been outspoken in his support for Black Lives Matter
Owens said the shooting of two LA sheriffs was 'the natural result' of James and BLM's words
Owens also told her 2.6 million followers that Black Lives Matter, and athletes and entertainers who back the movement, were to blame.
She criticized them for putting the name of Jacob Blake on