If James matches the prize money being offered, it will bring the total to $ 350,000.
“This challenge is for LeBron James,” Villanueva said on the radio. “I want you to match it and double that reward. Because I know that you care about law enforcement. You have learned about race relations and on the firing of officers and its impact on the African American community. Made a very interesting statement about his point of view., And I appreciate it. But in the same way, we need respect for life, to go into the professions of race, creed. And I take LeBron James to the plate I want to see you step up. ”
It is unclear who mentioned Villanueva’s statement to James on the radio. James has publicly condemned the murders of George Floyd and Bryo Taylor and has spoken out against the shooting of police Jacob Blake.
James and the Los Angeles Lakers did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.