Recently, Kyle Rittenhouse criticized LeBron James for a tweet that harshly rebuked his highly emotional testimony in court during his homicide trial. Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges by the jury, who determined Rittenhouse acted in self-defense.
However, NBA superstar James weighed in on the trial on Twitter before the jury reached a decision, which Rittenhouse recently responded to during an interview.
In an appearance on BlazeTV’s You Are Here show with Elijah Schaffer, Rittenhouse called out James for his mockery of his testimony.
Noting that he had previously been a Lakers fan, the 18-year-old Rittenhouse remarked that he felt “really pissed off” when James openly targeted him on Twitter, especially since he had formally liked James as a player.
“Then I’m like, you know, f— you, LeBron,” Rittenhouse declared.
Over the course of his testimony, Rittenhouse broke down into tears on the stand, specifically when he was detailing his personal actions during the riots on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
After rioters targeted Rittenhouse and began chasing him, Rittenhouse fired back with his rifle, a move that was later determined to be self-defense.
However, James mocked Rittenhouse’s testimony on Twitter, notably his tears.
“What tears?????” James demanded on Twitter, responding to a video clip of Rittenhouse’s emotional testimony.
“I didn’t see one,” James continued in his Twitter attack, “man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court.” James added three laughing emojis to accompany his commentary.
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
However, Rittenhouse ultimately had the last laugh. On November 19, the jury declared that Rittenhouse was not guilty of all five charges levied against him. One of the most serious charges included intentional homicide, which was related to fatally shooting two men and injuring a third.