Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James hopes the team’s playoff run can be a rallying point for a city divided by the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black couple.
The verdict, which triggered minor protests, comes amid widespread tensions in the United States over police treatment of blacks following the deaths of a number of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
Just a month ago, riots erupted in Baltimore over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody — a case in which six officers have been charged.
“Violence is not the answer,” James said when asked about the verdict after a Cavaliers practice in Cleveland on Saturday. Read More……
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