Portland Witnesses DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS MAGA Caravan
This summer, when the NBA season resumed, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers decided to take a knee during the National Anthem, which was a move meant to protest against police brutality and was first adopted by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“I hope we continue to make him proud,” James said during the same time.
James took to Instagram on Friday, to share with his 71 million followers, the words of appreciation by Kaepernick.
“Four years ago on August 14, 2016, I began protesting against systemic racism and social injustice,” Kaepernick penned to James. “Truth is what I sought. Solidarity is what you showed me. Love is what moves us forward. Thank you for staying true.”
James also wrote: “Standing/kneeling right next to you brother! Appreciate you.”
The letter was unveiled by the NBA champ as several teams are deciding to sit out of games to protest against police shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, an unarmed Black man who has been shot seven times as his children watched the incident occur in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 23.
He is now paralyzed from the waist down due to the shooting. The shooting also led to several protests, which eventually led to another shooting by a 17-year-old gunman who killed two protesters.
The Milwaukee Bucks were the first among NBA teams to make the decision to not play on Wednesday. Almost immediately, the Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers followed and also voted to put an end to the season at an earlier stage.
The following day, James interacted with former President Barack Obama. On Saturday, the league was scheduled to return to the court and a few teams vowed to convert their arenas into official polling sites before Election Day on November 3.
In 2016, after the shooting of Mario Woods, Kaepernick began to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and was believed to be pushed out the league. James stated that Kaepernick deserves an apology from NFL.