LeBron James pleads for justice in Akron over tragic murder of brother’s sister

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James offered an anguished plea for justice following the shocking murder of the sister of Brandon Weems, one of his closest friends.

37-year-old Brenda Weems was found dead in her home on Monday afternoon in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio, after last being seen on Saturday.

Brandon Weems and James were high teammates for St. Vincent-St. Mary’s school in Akron and have maintained a strong bond since James graduated from the school in 2003.

During James’ second tenure with the Cavaliers, Brandon Weems served as a scout for the team before being elevated to the role of director of scouting in 2017.

Last year, James got involved in response to a similar Akron tragedy, but the deep pain felt by this death has made his passion for justice that much deeper.

While many tragedies are quickly forgotten as time passes, James will likely continue his push on social media, which will put a larger spotlight on the efforts of local law enforcement.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.