LeBron James and some NBA players have voiced out for social justice after the death of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Since the season resumed, every player took a knee during the national anthem, and the President has criticized this act.
However, Trump maintained that this act wasn’t acceptable in an interview with Fox, adding that he had supported the resumption of the sport amidst the pandemic. He further said that nobody, asides Abraham Lincoln, had advocated for the Black community.
When LeBron heard Trump’s comments, it didn’t go down well with him. He said:
Are you trying to make me laugh right now? I really don’t think the basketball community is sad about losing his viewership.NBA star LeBron James
Despite maintaining that he had dismissed his thoughts on Trump, James embraced people to use the November’s election as an opportunity to vote for “change.”
I hope everyone, no matter the race, no matter the color, no matter their sides, see what leadership that we have at the top of our country and understand that November is right around the corner, and it’s a big moment for us as Americans. If we continue to talk about what we want better, we want change; we have an opportunity to do that. But the game will go on without his eyes on it. I can sit here and speak for all of us that love the game of basketball. We [couldn’t] care less.LeBron James
James alongside a host of fellow stars has been very active as regards the fight against racial injustice back in June. Last month, he said “In the past when we’ve seen progress, we’ve let our foot off the gas a little bit. We can’t do that.”
The NBA announced its donation of 300 million dollars to set up the first NBA Foundation to embrace Black communities.
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