It’s always good to celebrate the wins in life. Also, I really hate Lebron James.
An Idaho police officer’s mocking TikTok in response to a since-deleted tweet from NBA superstar Lebron James has now gone viral.
Nate Silvester, who works for the Marshal’s Office in Bellevue, Idaho, in Blaine County, posted a TikTok on Saturday following James’ comments on a police shooting in Ohio. The Los Angeles Lakers star tweeted a photo of the officer who fatally shot Ma’Khia Bryant and wrote “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.”
In his TikTok, Silvester pretends to have a phone conversation with the NBA star while witnessing an imaginary Black person trying to stab another Black person, in reference to the fatal shooting of Bryant.
“So you don’t care if a Black person kills another Black person, But you do care if a white cop kills a Black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another Black person?” Silvester said. “I mean it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again you are really good at basketball so I guess I’ll take your word for it.”
Silvester included “#humanizethebadge” in his mocking video.
Silvester told KTVB that the officer involved in Ma’Khia Bryant’s death “did the right thing” and shouldn’t be “crucified by people like Lebron James.”
“I feel as though we have a responsibility to speak out against things like that. Somebody has to be the voice for law enforcement, we don’t necessarily have a voice,” he said. “That officer in Columbus, Ohio, he was forced to make a terrible choice, he did his duty that day, he did the right thing and he should have been commended and not crucified by people like LeBron James.”