LeBron James: All Lives Matter. It’s not just about black or white. [VIDEO]
Lebron James is addressing the current climate of police brutality. During a press interview, the NBA baller was asked how he felt about athletes protesting the national anthem. James stated,
I’m all in favor of anyone, athlete or non-athlete, being able to express what they believe in in a peaceful manner. That’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick is doing, and I respect that. I think you guys know when I’m passionate about something, I speak up on it.. 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 with what Colin Kaepernick is doing.
He also says that the negative attention that Kaepernick has received is not deserved.
He was very educated, very smart, very candid and very demanding about what he wanted to do and he didn’t ask anyone else to join him. I can respect that.
The Cleveland Cavaliers forward says that he thinks about what it could be like if his son was old enough to drive.
I look at my son being four years removed from driving his own car and being able to leave the house on his own. It’s a scary thought right now to think if my son gets pulled over, and you tell your kids if you just (comply), and you just listen to the police that they will be respectful and things will work itself out. And you see these videos that continue to come out. It’s a scary-ass situation that if my son calls me and said he’s been pulled over, that I’m not that confident that things are going to go well and that my son is going to return home.
Because I’m not up here saying that all the police are bad, because they’re not. I’m not up here saying all kids are great and all adults are great, because they’re not. But at the same time, all lives do matter. It’s not just about black or white, it’s everyone. So, it’s tough being a parent right now, when you have a pre-teen.