Could it be that instead of selling-out his community for future corporate interests, James is feigning ignorance because he thinks the Rice shooting, though tragic, was not unjustified, and he realizes expressing such an opinion would elicit even more criticism than remaining silent? Sadly, so many people have decided to use tragedies to polarize, which not only divides communities, but also distracts from the real issues that cause the tragedies in the first place. If Lebron wants to speak out responsibly, he should be applauded. However, when he decides to remain silent, he deserves the same respect. It’s shameful to impugn his motives simply because his world view may diverge from yours.