Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward LeBron James says there still hasn't been justice for Breonna Taylor and he keeps using his voice to keep the focus on the case. Each Lakers player arrived to Game 1 of their Western Conference playoffs series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a red baseball cap, which read "Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor."
The Lakers lost the game 100-93 but James acknowledged the message his team wanted to send prior to the tip-off. "You know, this is something that we continue to put our foot on the gas, continue to pressure," James said after the game.
"You know, the situation that's going on in Louisville, Kentucky. An innocent woman being killed in Breonna Taylor, a woman who had a bright future and her future was taken away from her. And there's been no arrests.
There's been no justice. Not only for her, but for her family. And we want to continue to shed light on that situation, because it's just unjust, and that's what it's about."
James had a triple-double but it wasn't enough
James, a candidate for the NBA MVP award, scored 23 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had 16 assists but even that wasn't enough for his team to beat the Trail Blazers.
"My mindset going into the game is to make plays for my team. More importantly keying in on the keys,” James said, per Lakers Nation. “Our coaching staff gave us a great game plan to go out and execute, and I just try to not make mistakes.
I know mistakes happen throughout the course of a game but if I make one, I don’t want to make the same mistake the next possession or next quarter. Just being locked in on the game plan is what it’s all about."
The Lakers didn't shoot the ball well and the eighth-seeded Trail Blazers took the full advantage. But James says Game 1 is in the past now and he wants his team to focus on Game 2. “No frustration, because the game is the game.
We came in with a mindset to win, and we didn’t take care of business. But we’ve got another opportunity on Thursday to even the series, and that’s my only mindset. I’m going to go back to the hotel, watch film tonight, lock in with the team tomorrow, and then prepare on Thursday before the game and get ready to play," James added.