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LeBron James on Jacob Blake shooting: ‘Someone please tell me WTF is this?’

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Orlando, FL - AUGUST 24: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers during Round One Game Four of the NBA Playoffs on August 24, 2020 at The AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Monday on Twitter, LeBron echoed the thoughts of a lot of people, particularly Black people across America.

“Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!!”

LeBron James reacted to the video of the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man (it appears in the video) shot in the back at point-blank range by a white Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer. After a summer of protests and outcries after the shooting deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, after NBA players (among other sports) were taking a knee to highlight the effort to stop police brutality, there was a sense after this shooting that nothing had changed.

Blake, fortunately, is alive and in stable condition following surgery.

LeBron James was far from the only NBA player troubled by the Jacob Blake shooting video and what it implies. George Hill expressed his frustration after the Bucks win and wondered if players should even be in the bubble.

Donovan Mitchell echoed those thoughts out of frustration.

Chris Paul spoke after the Thunder evened their series, urging people to vote.

The Milwaukee Bucks issued this statement.