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LeBron James, NBA world react to video of police beating Tyre Nichols: ‘We are our own worst enemy’

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Memphis police have released video of the Jan. 7 traffic stop prior to the incident. Death of Tyre Nichols.

Nichols spent three days in hospital before dying after being beaten five police officers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves held a minute’s silence in honor of Nichols before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. lebron james took to Twitter to offer his thoughts.

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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers sits on the bench during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on April 7, 2022.
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An MSNBC analyst tweeted that police of all races “see black bodies as a problem,” adding, “We don’t fully understand race and it’s a ‘systematic tool.’ It is the structure of

James quote-tweeted it and replied, “So true!!”

A little over an hour later, he tweeted, “We are our own worst enemies.

The National Basketball Players Association said it “supports the warranted arrest of all officials involved.” said in a statement“Such aggressive and excessive power demonstrates the continuing need for accountability in the justice system.”

Handcuffed and sitting on the ground, leaning his back against the car, Tyre Nichols can be seen with his face swollen and bloodied in the aftermath of the struggle.

Handcuffed and sitting on the ground, leaning his back against the car, Tyre Nichols can be seen with his face swollen and bloodied in the aftermath of the struggle.
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The Grizzlies said, “We are distraught to be dealing with the needless loss of life from police brutality. This time it was Memphis’ own. own statement“We are thinking of Nichols’ family and friends, and we share the pain we are feeling throughout our community. So let’s support each other and see how our fellow Memphis people are coping.” We believe in our city and our healing powers.”

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers kneels during the national anthem before the start of the game against the Houston Rockets during Game 5 of the Western Conference Round 2 of the 2020 NBA Playoffs on September 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers kneels during the national anthem before the start of the game against the Houston Rockets during Game 5 of the Western Conference Round 2 of the 2020 NBA Playoffs on September 12, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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“These officers are acting appallingly and no one, including law enforcement, is above the law.” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in a video posted to Facebook on Thursday. “I assure you that we will do everything in our power to ensure that this kind of heinous act never happens again.”

If convicted, the ex-cop could face up to 60 years in prison.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.

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