Oct. 04, 2016
Lebron James says "All Lives Matter" during NBA media day
Today is the NBA's media day as teams from around the league gets interviewed and ready for the upcoming season. Today was the Cleveland Cavaliers media and we have already learned a few new things from the interviews. J.R. Smith has still yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and he should be signed soon. But Mo Williams will not return to the Cavs as he will most likely retire. The Cavaliers are ready to defend their title after beating the Warriors in the NBA Finals and being the first team to come back down 3-1.
Of course it's not a Cavs media day without the King himself, Lebron James. Lebron was asked about Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit out of the national anthem and here is what he had to say, according to NBA TV.
LeBron James just said All Lives Matter. Can we trade him for Jennifer Aniston or nah? pic.twitter.com/SXZSIQjas3— ???? Lit Thot ???? (@PelicanDick) September 26, 2016
"Not all police are bad. Not all kids are great. But at the same time all lives do matter. It's not black or white". That is a powerful statement by Lebron. Now of course in retrospect he is absolutely right, but black lives are the current lives that are suffering at the moment particularly do to the color of their skin. But I do not want to get into that right now as I just want to address the fact that it came from Lebron.
What's shocking in Lebron's statement was not the fact that he made them, but that they came only a few months after he opened up the 2016 ESPY's speaking on how we need to stand for change. That fact that Lebron James elected not to sit out of the national anthem was perplexing as I, personally, thought it was guaranteed that he would either sit out or do something else. Now I am sure Lebron will do something during the season, along with Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, but his comments today were a little shocking.
However, I love what Lebron James stands for as a person and he has definitely done more than enough for his community. So in my eyes, I will not slander or judge him for his comments, but that's just me. What about you?
What do you think? Comment below and thanks for reading!