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As expected, LeBron James was asked questions about the current state of racism and police brutality in the United States during Cavs media day.
James gave some deep insight and tried putting things into perspective as he explained how scary it is being a black parent during this time. He admitted that he wouldn’t feel comfortable if his son was pulled over by a police officer as he wouldn’t know how the situation would play out. James also went onto state that not all police officers are bad and not all people are great, but at the end of the day all lives do matter.
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The 3-time NBA Champion says he supports Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand for the national anthem, but that doesn’t mean he will be doing the same. Via CBSLocal:
“Me, standing for the national anthem is something I will do. That’s who I am, that’s what I believe in, but that doesn’t mean I don’t respect and don’t agree in what Colin Kaepernick is doing,” James said.
James said the criticism that Kaepernick has received for his peaceful protest is “not deserved.”
“What I do not like about the situation is the negative attention that has been thrown upon him from certain people, because it’s not deserved. He was very educated, very smart, very candid and very demanding about what he wanted to do and he didn’t ask anybody else to join him,” James said.