Outkick is putting its money where its heart is.
Outkick is kicking in $10,000 toward the reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual who shot and wounded two Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies.
“These are men and women we call in times of distress,” Outkick Partner Jason Whitlock said. “We now have the opportunity to support them in their time of need.
“We also, respectfully, ask other members in the sports community to support law enforcement and the officers harmed.”
Following the horrific incident in Compton, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva publicly issued a challenge to the Lakers star LeBron James to match the reward money for information leading to an arrest in the case. The County has put up $100,000 while private citizens have offered $75,000.
LeBron has yet to respond, but Outkick did not hesitate.
LeBron has been a public critic of violence and has used his public spotlight to draw attention to many cases involving the police.
The two deputies, one a 31-year-old female and the other a 24-year-old male, were sitting in their squad car at a Metro rail station when the suspect approached and opened fire through the window on the passenger side of the marked car. The deputies were able to radio for help, though both are listed in critical condition.
The sheriff’s department tweeted the video shortly after as they search for leads.
More disgustingly, protestors attempted to block the ambulance as it was headed to the hospital.
It was just over three weeks ago when Jason Whitlock wrote a column that exposed LeBron James as a bigot.
James, at the time of that column, was fresh off his conjecture over the state of mind for police who shot criminal Jacob Blake, saying: “You have no idea how that cop that day left the house. You don’t know if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You don’t know if he had an argument at home with his significant other. You don’t know if one of his kids said something to him and he left the house steaming. Or maybe he just left the house saying that, ‘Today is going to be the end for one of these black people.’”
What is plainly obvious is that this suspect most certainly decided that Saturday was going to be the end for a police officer.
Now the question becomes, will James reply or shut up and dribble.