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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As he watched the video, became increasingly disturbed.
Those feelings did not just emerge when the Los Angeles Lakers star saw footage of police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back. Or when a white police officer killed George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, after kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
James also experienced those emotions when he viewed a video of Elijah Pierre-Louis, a 10-year-old Black child that hid behind a car in his driveway when the police drove down the street. Pierre-Louis only resumed shooting