Kyle Rittenhouse slammed NBA star LeBron James for a tweet criticizing his emotional testimony during his homicide trial before he was acquitted on all counts.
The 18-year-old responded to James, who last month mocked Rittenhouse in a tweet when he broke down in tears while on the witness stand, during an interview with Elijah Schaffer on BlazeTV's You Are Here show.
"I was a Lakers fan too before he said that. I was really pissed off when he said that because I liked LeBron, and then I'm like, you know, 'F*** you, LeBron,'" Rittenhouse said.
MAYBE LEBRON JAMES WOULD SUPPORT KYLE RITTENHOUSE IF HE HAD TRIED TO STAB A WOMAN OR KILL A POLICE OFFICER
Rittenhouse broke down on the stand while delivering his testimony about his actions during the unrest on Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in which the teenager says he shot a rifle in self-defense as rioters chased him.
"What tears?????" James tweeted in response to 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
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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.