The answer was in response to a question about Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva calling for James to donate $175,000 in an effort to find a gunman who shot two deputies in their patrol car Saturday and how that call for a contribution implied that talking about police brutality incites violence against police.
James has been a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement amid worldwide protests stemming from the police shootings and killings of a number of Black people, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake.
After video of police shooting Blake multiple times in the back emerged, James tweeted: "And y'all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!!
Villanueva has also been in Lakers-related headlines because Vanessa Bryant is suing him and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress and violation of privacy.
The lawsuit said police took personal photographs of the aftermath of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and seven others "for their own personal gratification," per Stella Chan of CNN.