LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick have time and again stood/knelt against racial injustice. The Lakers star recently shared a note from the NFL star on the NBA Boycott.
The NBA Boycott caught the imagination of the entire nation, when Bucks decided to Boycott their Game 5 vs Magic. What transpired next was something that most of the NBA fraternity had not expected.
LeBron James and the NBA Boycott
A league-wide boycott/strike broke as the players wanted more from the people in charge to bring an end to police brutality and social injustice.
LeBron James, being the face of the league, stood by the boycott and used his platform to further ensure that proper steps were taken in order to curb injustice.
His ‘More than a Vote’ organisation has already garnered a lot of support for the work it is doing to help African-American people cast their vote during the upcoming Presidential elections.
Amidst all of this, the athlete that pioneered standing up/kneeling down to racial injustice in the modern era reached out to LeBron, congratulating him on his efforts to end racism.
Colin Kaepernick salutes LeBron James
The former 49ers quarterback had protested against systemic racism by kneeling during an NFL game in 2016, sending shockwaves all across the country.
4 years on, all players from the NBA are doing the same, so as to spread the message about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
Kaepernick sent a very personalised hand-written note to Lakers star, letting him know that all of his efforts in addressing social injustice were appreciated.
Colin Kaepernick sent a note to LeBron James thanking him for protesting.
LeBron says he’s standing/kneeling next to Kap.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 29, 2020
LeBron put out an Instagram story about Kaepernick’s hand-written note. He emphasised on how he was standing/kneeling right next to Kaepernick.
The duo have led the social injustice movements in their respective leagues, spreading more information about the same to their fans. LeBron has constantly been a man of action, setting up movements of his own that address deep lying issues within the Black community.
And inside the NBA Bubble too, LeBron has been pretty vocal about owners needing to step up and act fast to enforce change. The NBA has already chalked out a plan for the same and it will be interesting to see how they help the players use their platform in the weeks to come.