Basketball star LeBron James, expected in the semi-finals of the new NBA Cup on Thursday, once again deplored the “stupid” place of firearms in the United States after the shooting which took place in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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“My condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. This echoes what I’ve already talked about, about guns in America, it’s a subject that would require a much longer discussion… We always come back to the same story, the same debates every time. time it happens, and it continues to happen,” underlined the star basketball player of the Los Angeles Lakers at a press conference.
Wednesday, midday, a shooter opened fire and killed three people on the campus of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, three kilometers west of the T-Mobile arena where four NBA teams arrived in the day to prepare for the final-4 of the NBA Cup. The alleged perpetrator of the shooting has died.
“The way you get a gun, being able to repeat these things over and over again… There’s been no change, it’s ridiculous. Continuing to lose innocent lives makes no sense, on campuses, in schools, in stores, in cinemas, it’s ridiculous. It’s even become easier to own a gun, it’s stupid,” added James, 38, who had already repeatedly expressed anti-gun positions during his long career.
James and his Lakers must face the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday to hope to reach the final of the competition, played on Saturday in Las Vegas. The Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks face each other in the other semi-final.