LeBron James (Left), Serena Williams (Center) and Kobe Bryant (Getty Images)

LeBron James (Left), Serena Williams (Center) and Kobe Bryant (Getty Images)

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Professional athletes around the country took to social media Monday night following a grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch made the announcement during a 25-minute speech Monday night shortly after 9pm EST.

NBA stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant were among athletes who voiced their reactions to the news.

LeBron James posted this photo to his Instagram account with the caption, “As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter”

NBA legend Magic Johnson tweeted his thoughts:

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson added:

Clippers small forward Matt Barnes posted this photo to his account. The caption read:

So it’s okay to kill people……….? As long as the person being killed is of color & the person behind the trigger has a badge!!! Sad day not only for mike browns friends & family but a BAD day for our nation! Not saying all cops are bad, BUT their are a lot of them out there that abuse their authority…. #RIPMikeBrown #WillThereEverBePeace #StopTheViolence

Fellow Clipper Jamal Crawford tweeted his support to the city of Ferguson.

Oakland Raider defensive end Justin Tuck let his thoughts out through a string of tweets Monday night.

Oakland Raider fullback Marcel Reece posted a photo of Michael Brown to Instagram. The caption reads:

Praying for Mike Brown, his family, the community of Ferguson and our society today. Let us leave to Jesus and no one else!

Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted this photo with the caption, “It’s Sad we have to Raise our kids in this Environment !! Wrong is wrong !! Can’t never make that a right !! Justice once again not served !! #RIPMikebrown PRAYERS FOR BROWN’s Family !!”

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash tweeted:

Serena Williams addressed the decision via Twitter.

Dwayne Wade tweeted his support to the Brown family.

Portland Trailblazers point guard tweeted a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie tweeted the Brown family’s statement.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush expressed his disappointment.

New York Liberty’s Swin Cash reacted to the news on Twitter.

St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole said:

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