LA Sheriff Wants LeBron James To Match $175,000 Reward For Deputy Shooter

LeBron James has been a trending topic since he was 16-year-old.

He has aligned himself as one of the all-time greats in basketball, as well for his charitable work and how he has aligned himself in fighting for racial equality.

But the 35-year-old is trending on social media for a different reason after Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva issued a challenge to the Los Angeles Lakers star and social activist about the ambush of two LA County Sheriff’s deputies. The shooting happened at 7 p.m. Sunday (September 13). The suspect approached from behind the deputies' vehicle and walked along the passenger side. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car, raised a pistol and shot multiple times hitting both deputies.

Villanueva challenged James to match the reward money that has been put up for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the ambush shooting.

According to Villanueva, the amount already pledged by the county is $100,000 plus private pledges of $50,000 and $25,000. Villanueva challenged James to double the $175,000 amount to $350,000.

Twitter took the #LeBronChallenge as a social media joke and spun it a different way.

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