Kyle Rittenhouse had some choice words for LeBron James after the basketball star ridiculed his emotional testimony on Twitter
Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, told a news outlet in a recent interview, “f—k you, LeBron” after the basketball star mocked his tearful testimony on Twitter suggesting that the emotional display was an act, according to a news report.
The teen was acquitted last month on all counts including homicide for using an AR-15-style rifle in self-defense to fatally shoot two men and wound another amid protests and riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020. Rittenhouse, then 17, was legally allowed to possess the weapon under Wisconsin law.
RITTENHOUSE FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
He took the witness stand and sobbed as he recalled the night of the shooting, prompting the judge to call a recess.
The Los Angeles Laker fired off a snarky tweet on Nov. 10. “What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,” James wrote in the message followed by three laughing-crying emojis and a clip of Rittenhouse’s breakdown.
The teen told Blaze News in a brief interview published Tuesday that he used to admire James.
“I was a Lakers fan, too, before he said that,” Rittenhouse told the news site. “I was really pissed off when he said that because I liked LeBron. And then I’m like, you know, what, f—k you, LeBron.”