LeBron James shares regret over his 'you're next' tweet after Ma'Khia Bryant ...

Basketball superstar LeBron James appeared to express regret over a tweet he posted last month about the police-involved shooting death of Columbus, Ohio teen Ma’Khia Bryant.

'I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma'Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it,' the Los Angeles Lakers forward wrote on Twitter on Monday.

James then thanked Vox race reporter Fabiola Cineas for writing an article on the news site critical of Office Nicholas Reardon's decision to shoot Bryant at the moment it appeared she was about to stab another woman.

In an earlier tweet on Monday, James wrote: 'Protect our young black women & men.' 

The Lakers power forward appeared to regret tweeting ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ in a Twitter post that included a photo of Reardon in the moments after the shooting.

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The tweet outraged James’ critics who accused him of inciting violence against the police officer. The basketball star responded to the backlash by deleting the tweet.

Basketball superstar LeBron James appeared to express regret about a tweet he posted last month about the police-involved shooting death of Columbus, Ohio teen Ma’Khia Bryant. James is seen above in Los Angeles on Sunday

Basketball superstar LeBron James appeared to express regret about a tweet he posted last month about the police-involved shooting death of Columbus, Ohio teen Ma’Khia Bryant. James is seen above in Los Angeles on Sunday

'I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma'Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it,' the Los Angeles Lakers forward wrote on Twitter on Monday. James then thanked Vox race reporter Fabiola Cineas for writing an article on the news site critical of Office Nicholas Reardon's decision to shoot Bryant at the moment it appeared she was about to stab another woman

'I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma'Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it,' the Los Angeles Lakers forward wrote on Twitter on Monday. James then thanked Vox race reporter Fabiola Cineas for writing an article on the news site critical of Office Nicholas Reardon's decision to shoot Bryant at the moment it appeared she was about to stab another woman

Bryant is pictured above. She was shot four times by Columbus Police Department Officer Nicholas Reardon

Bryant is pictured above. She was shot four times by Columbus Police Department Officer Nicholas Reardon

Reardon, who is a military veteran, is seen in the above undated file photo

Reardon, who is a military veteran, is seen in the above undated file photo

In an earlier tweet on Monday, James wrote: 'Protect our young black women & men'

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In an earlier tweet on Monday, James wrote: 'Protect our young black women & men'

'Thank you to @fabiolacineas for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her.' 

'Bryant's death has become a debate that questions a child’s actions - and worthiness to live - instead of another example of the racism of policing and the institution’s failure to provide wholesome support, care, and safety for the communities it serves,' Cineas wrote in her article on Vox.

The tweet by James last month included an emoji depicting an hourglass and the hashtag #ACCOUNTABILITY. 

Reardon, who fired four shots that killed Bryant on April 20, has been put on administrative leave as the authorities investigate.

James stirred controversy on April 20 after he tweeted - then deleted - a message to Reardon. ‘YOU’RE NEXT,’ the all-caps tweet from James read. It included an emoji depicting an hourglass and the hashtag #ACCOUNTABILITY. The tweet included an image of Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon, who fired four shots that killed Ma’Khia Bryant on April 20

James stirred controversy on April 20 after he tweeted - then deleted - a message to Reardon. ‘YOU’RE NEXT,’ the all-caps tweet from James read. It included an emoji depicting an hourglass and the hashtag #ACCOUNTABILITY. The tweet included an image of Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon, who fired four shots that killed Ma’Khia Bryant on April 20

The backlash from the initial tweet prompted James to delete it and issue another tweet

The backlash from the initial tweet prompted James to delete it and issue another tweet

The incident took place 20 minutes before Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter for the May 2020 fatal arrest of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man. 

Chauvin is the white police officer who was seen in bystander video kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes as Floyd can be heard saying that he was unable to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead at a hospital moments later. 

The fatal shooting of Bryant and the death of Floyd drew comparisons, though body cam and surveillance video that emerged showed that Bryant was engaged in a knife fight with another girl.

In the split seconds before she was shot by Reardon, Bryant reached back and appeared to be set to stab another girl who was pushed up against a car.

James’ tweet prompted a torrent of criticism from conservatives who accused

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