“F**k You, LeBron”: Kyle Rittenhouse Blasts LeBron James For Mocking His Courtroom Tears

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Since his murder trial ended, Kyle Rittenhouse has become one of the most polarizing figures in America.

However, Rittenhouse has been going on a press tour of sorts and giving the world a deeper glimpse into his 18-year old personality.

The Rittenhouse Rounds

Recently, while a guest on the Blaze News “You Are Here” podcast, Rittenhouse revealed his thoughts on LeBron James’ reaction to his trial performance. As expected, it was not flattering.

“I was a Lakers fan, too, before he said that,” Rittenhouse said during the podcast interview. “I was really pissed off when he said that because I liked LeBron. And then I’m like, you know what, f—k you, LeBron.”

During an emotional moment at the Rittenhouse trial, he cried before the world when he was being questioned on the stand. The crying moment had such impactful in the courtroom that it prompted the judge to call a recess.

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The King Has Spoken

However, James wasn’t convinced and took to social media to express his discontent.

James suggested on Twitter that Rittenhouse’s emotional display was merely an act.

On Nov. 10 James tweeted, “What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” followed by three laughing-crying emojis and a clip of Rittenhouse’s breakdown.

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The Polarizing Mr. Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse was on trial for fatally shooting two people, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting last year.

On Nov. 19 he was acquitted of five felony charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. The controversial verdict spurred James to tweet the video of Rittenhouse in tears on the stand during his trial.

The teenager successfully claimed self-defense in court for using an AR-15-style rifle to shoot two men fatally and wound another during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.

America’s Contradictions

At the time, Rittenhouse was 17, and legally he was allowed to possess the weapon under Wisconsin law.

According to reports, Rittenhouse dispelled rumors that he might be planning to sue the “King” James for the slight.

However, Rittenhouse has now been co-opted as yet another symbol of American social justice hypocrisy of white conservatism, depending on who you ask. He is the latest polarized incident that has further divided a fractured nation.

Newfound Celebrity?

He met with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in November.

While conservative newsmakers have praised the verdict, so-called liberals and social justice advocates point to the acquittal as another failure of the American criminal justice system.

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“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” said President Biden in a statement.

Juxtaposition

The case became a rallying cry for champions of the Second Amendment and gun control activists.

Rittenhouse hit the media circuit hard since his acquittal, speaking on several podcasts about the trial.

Last month, Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed him.

Additionally, Rittenhouse revealed he fired his former lawyer Lin Wood over QAnon beliefs and election-fraud conspiracy theories the lawyer held.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.