Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘F**k’ LeBron James
Acquitted teen slams NBA star over tweet during trial
Kyle Rittenhouse has slammed LeBron James over comments the NBA star made during the teenager's phony "murder" trial.
Prior to Rittenhouse being acquitted on all charges on his self-defense shooting case in Kenosha, Wisconsin, James mocked the teen for becoming emotional while on the witness stand.
The four-time NBA champion accused Rittenhouse of faking his tears while testifying at his trial.
After remaining silent on the remarks, Rittenhouse has now finally responded.
Speaking during an interview with Elijah Schaffer on BlazeTV's You Are Here show, the 18-year-old sent a message back to James:
"F**k you, LeBron!"
"I was a Lakers fan too before he said that," Rittenhouse said.
"I was really pissed off when he said that because I liked LeBron, and then I'm like, you know, 'F*** you, LeBron!'"
Rittenhouse broke down on the stand while delivering his testimony about his actions during the violent Black Lives Matter riot on August 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
During his testimony, the teenager said he shot a rifle in self-defense as armed rioters chased and attacked him.
"What tears?????" James tweeted in response to a video of Rittenhouse getting emotional.
"I didn't see one. Man knock it off!
"That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court."
He added three crying laughing emojis.
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021
On Nov. 19, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all five charges, including intentional homicide, in relation to the fatal shooting of two men and the injuring of a third.