LOS ANGELES — LeBron James, after helping lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a last-second victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, turned more subdued after describing the late-game heroics.
Before the game, James, his teammates and the Atlanta Hawks wore T-shirts emblazoned with “ENOUGH,” four days after the shooting Thousand Oaks, Calif., in which 12 people were killed.
“When I was younger, we didn’t really have to worry about gun violence,’’ said James, who grew up in Akron, Ohio. “I mean, if you had a problem with somebody you kind of fist it out and moved on. And now it’s like people are like shooting it out and don’t even have a problem with somebody. They just have a problem with themselves or a problem with the situation they’re in.
“It’s just very troubling times for everyone. You know, as parents, how can you be comfortable sending your kids to school or send them to church or send them to the movies or send them to the mall?’’
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