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


Memphis Police have released footage from a Jan. 7 traffic stop that preceded the death of Tyre Nichols.

Nichols spent three days in a hospital before his death after being beaten by five police officers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves held a moment of silence before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Nichols' honor, and LeBron James took to Twitter to offer his thoughts.

An MSNBC analyst tweeted that police of all races "see the Black body as a problem," and that "we've failed to fully understand race and it's construction as a ‘systemic tool.’"

James quote-tweeted it and replied "TOO FACTUALL!!"


A little over an hour later, he tweeted, "WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY."


"We stand by the rightful arrest of all officers involved," the National Basketball Players Association said in a statement. "Such aggressive and excessive force illustrates the continued need for accountability in the justice system."... (Read more)

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