LeBron James Defended By Emmett Till's Family Over Name Drop
LeBron JamesDefended By Emmett Till's Family... Name Drop Was OK By Us
6/7/2017 12:40 AM PT
LeBron James wasn't wrong in invoking Emmett Till's name when discussing racist vandalism at his home, so says Till's cousin who told TMZ Sports she doesn't get the criticism of the King.
James used Till's name during a news conference where he addressed the incident, comparing his public discussion of the crime to Till's mother using an open casket to show the world her son's battered body.
The comparison immediately drew the ire of those who said LeBron had no right likening his situation to one of the most horrific incidences of racial violence ever.