LeBron James Mourns King Von, My Family Loved His MusicMay 3, 2021
1:53 PM PT — LeBron James is speaking out on the death of King Von — saying his whole family respected him as an artist.
“Damn Rest Easy Von,” Bron said on Twitter.
“Bronny, Bryce and I rocked with his music and story telling! The kid had a damn good future ahead of him. My prayers and blessings to his family.”
LeBron also added the hashtag #Levon James — a nod to Von’s 2020 album titled, “Levon James.”
King Von‘s death is hitting the sports world hard — with NBA stars like Montrezl Harrell, Stephen Jackson, Evan Turner and more mourning the loss of a rising star gone too soon.
The rapper was shot and killed after a violent altercation outside a nightclub in Atlanta on Friday. He was only 26 years old.
Harrell shared his condolences to Von’s family shortly after the news broke … saying, “Damn it’s sad we lost another young brother to soon … What is going on in the world.”
“This the true sad part, three young blessings won’t see their dad come home again.”
Jackson posted a video on Instagram … calling for an end to senseless violence.
“Your brothers are not the enemy,” Jackson said. “The ones got u thinking that are the real enemy. Wake up. Love for all who have love for all.”
Turner also reacted on social media, saying, “This killing each other s**t gotta stop… Rest In Peace, King Von”
Other tributes came from athletes like Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Kenjon Barner, who said, “Damn I really just started listening to King Von and became a fan and he gone smh wow 2020 you got it we understand! RIPKingVon.”
2016 NCAA champ Kris Jenkins spoke out in shock … tweeting, “That king Von s**t wild smh RIP.”
Ex-NFL first-round pick George Foster also recently came across Von’s music, adding, “Man, I just really heard the King Von fella for the first time like last week, and thought ‘jit ain’t bad.'”
“Now lil buddy gone smh.”
The New England Patriots also honored the late rapper at practice on Friday … playing his breakout hit, “Crazy Story,” over the speakers.
Originally Published — 11:46 AM PT
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