LeBron James: 'Devastated, hurt, sad, mad' after decision in Breonna Taylor case
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NBA star LeBron James on Wednesday expressed his disappointment over the decision by a Louisville grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case. 

None of the officers involved in the March shooting that killed Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, were charged in the killing. One officer is facing three lesser accounts of wanton endangerment that are not directly tied to the fatal shooting.

“I’ve been lost for words today,” James said in a pair of tweets. “I’m devastated, hurt, sad, mad! We want Justice for Breonna yet justice was met for her neighbors apartment walls and not her beautiful life. Was I surprised at the verdict. Absolutely not but damnit I was & still am hurt and heavy hearted! I send my love to Breonna mother, family and friends! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!!”


James, the 35-year-old future Hall of Famer, has been a leading voice for social justice in the NBA.

Prosecutors said they did not find sufficient evidence that the shots Hankison fired were the ones that killed Taylor, rather, some of those bullets he fired traveled into an adjacent occupied apartment, which is why he was charged.

The Louisville grand jury’s decision immediately led to unrest in Louisville after protesters there had for months called for justice in Taylor’s case.

Two Louisville police officers were shot amid local protests hours after the announcement.