NBA Supported by Gregg Popovich
LeBron James had a strong message share as he arrived to take on the San Antonio Spurs with his Los Angeles Lakers.
Never shy of speaking out about political topics, LeBron hasn’t been biting his tongue recently in light of the invasion of the United States Capitol this week.
“Do you understand now?” was the message across the front of James‘ black t-shirt ahead of the game and an image of himself in the shirt was accompanied by a strong caption on Instagram.
“Do you understand now?” he wrote, starting his post before including a series of angry emojis. “I know the answer to that.
“You still don’t ’cause no matter what happens you still won’t be judged, looked at crazy, chained, beaten, hung, shot to death ’cause of the colour of your skin!
“Two AmeriKKKas we live in.”
LeBron also commented after the game at his press conference.
“If you don’t understand it or don’t see what happened then you should take a step back,” he explained. “Maybe four, five or 10 steps back and wonder how you want your children or grandchildren to see America.
“If the people who broke into Capitol had been my kind of people, what would the result have been? I think we all know.”
Gregg Popovich was another who spoke out in support of what LeBron had to say.
“What happened has exposed the flagrant racism in our country,” Popovich added. “There can be no better example of a system that is unfair when it comes to justice, equal rights and the protection of citizens.”