• Jun Park

Response of Former NYPD Commisioner to Lebron James

As we see again and again the death of black americans in the hands of law officers, the shooting of Jacob Blake has drawn the ire and anger of many americans, including superstar Lebron James.

Represented with the current boycott by NBA players in a plea for change, asking all stakeholder involved in the NBA community to help fuel change.

"Quite frankly, it’s just f—ed up in our community[...] We are scared as black people in America. Black men, black women, black kids — we are terrified,”
"You have no idea how that cop that day left the house, You don’t know if he woke up on the good side of the bed, you don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, you don’t know if he had an argument at home with his significant other, you don’t know if one of his kids said something crazy to him and he left the house steaming.
Or maybe he just left the house saying that today is going to be the end for one of these black people. That’s what it feels like,"

Lebron James

This brought the response of former NYPD Commissioner.

Now, I am not sure if Lebron wants to reply. But I thought I give it a try.

Given that Lebron James, with more than a decade as a leader in a highly competitive high stress sport such as basketball, I am pretty sure he performs well enough under pressure.

Combined with his work ethic and natural athletic abilities, eye-hand coordination, and not to mention his strategic thinking, it is clear that Lebron James with the proper training would probably excel as a law enforcement officer.

So, now that we know we are talking about walking in other's shoes, here's the question that Bernard Kerik @BernardKerik needs to answer.

What do you know about being a black person in America today?