LeBron James wears Kaepernick gear to Lakers’ preseason game

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LeBron James is showing his support for Colin Kaepernick, and for the company they both endorse.

James showed up to the Lakers’ preseason game on Thursday night wearing a Kaepernick-branded Nike shirt. Nike launched an ad campaign and apparel line with Kaepernick at the start of the NFL season, and several other high-profile athletes with Nike deals have supported the line.

On Instagram, James posted a picture of himself in the Kaepernick shirt, tagging Kaepernick and using the hashtag, #MoreThanAnAthlete.

In addition to being the best player in the NBA, James has recently taken on more of an activist role, speaking out for political causes and opening a school in his hometown of Akron that aims to give low-income children the same opportunities that children in the wealthiest districts are afforded. So while a cynic might say James’ support for Kaepernick is about Nike synergy, James seems sincere in backing Kaepernick for more than just business reasons.

104 responses to “LeBron James wears Kaepernick gear to Lakers’ preseason game

  1. The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.

  2. I’ve never like Kap as a QB even when he was playing in Nevada. But I’m glad he’s getting support for his cause. Definitely a controversial way to get the whole movement going, but I agree with the movement (the real reason). So thumbs up on this.

  3. I am so sick of Kaepernick crap. He opted out of 1 deal, refused another, and now he values himself more than his talent. In order for him to make anybimpact he would need to be with a team from training camp, his skill set would cause too many changes offensively. Why in the world would any team want the circus that comes with him and he is only the back-up? He is done, still trying to figure out how he is such a champion of the oppressed when he wore a Castro shirt???

  4. He is a role model for what he does in the community, the vast amount of scholarships he’s created for kids as a part of his I Promise Program (you should google it), his willingness to speak out against injustices, the way he handles his business ventures and the fact that all of his movies/tv shows have legitimate purposes, his ownership of his brand as an athlete and willingness to create platforms for athletes. I don’t know, but I can continue to list why he’s a role model, but he does much more than bounce a ball.

  5. He created so many jobs in the cities of Cleveland/Akron and has employed so many people through his business ventures. LeBron is for the great of the people. An amazing basketball player and even better person.

  6. Anyone remember when Kaepernick was outplayed by Blaine Gabbert for 2 seasons? I’m a niners fan….i remember. Apparently Nike forgot

  7. whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.
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    I still would rather have Lebron as a role model for my kid rather than the orange man in the white house.

  8. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Way off base there.
    The greatest EVER.
    Mr. Larry Bird
    Mr. Pete Maravich
    Mr. Bill Walton
    Mr. John Stockton
    Mr. Bill Lambeer

  9. whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.

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    Out of curiosity, how many scholarships have you given to financially struggling kids?

  10. BelgiumHawk says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:48 am
    I’ve never like Kap as a QB even when he was playing in Nevada. But I’m glad he’s getting support for his cause. Definitely a controversial way to get the whole movement going, but I agree with the movement (the real reason). So thumbs up on this.
    ——–
    His real reason? The real reason why he pouted and sat was because was pulled for Blaine Gabbert. Then he started saying it was because of racial inequality. So you support crybabies and temper tantrums.

  11. Can someone please explain to me why we never hear from Kapernick? I cannot understand why he has nothing to say.

  12. Trump is the G.O.A.T says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:00 am
    logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Way off base there.
    The greatest EVER.
    Mr. Larry Bird
    Mr. Pete Maravich
    Mr. Bill Walton
    Mr. John Stockton
    Mr. Bill Lambeer

    Lamier? Seriously? He and Mahorn invented the type of play that start with t and ends with g and sounds like hug.

  13. LeBron James is a cry baby moron.

    In the NBA, he blames everyone else when he screws up. Gets pissed and hurts hand on a whiteboard.

    He isn’t even a top 5 Laker. (No particular order)

    Jabbar
    Chamberlain
    Robertson
    West
    Magic
    Shaq
    Kobe

  14. Since this has turned into Pro Basketball Talk and there are some wacked out lists above then let me correct the record:
    Greatest NBA Players of All-Time:
    1. Michael Jordon
    2. Karl Malone
    3. Bill Russell
    4. John Stockton
    5. Magic Johnson
    6. Kareem Abdul Jabar
    7. Larry Bird
    8. Wilt Chamberlain
    9. Doctor J
    10. Kobe Bryant

  15. electricboogalo says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Awesome. See below for old white guys heads exploding…
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    Yes the old white guys who made up the majority of the military to fight for this country to watch people like this voice their idiotic opinion over really dumb stuff.

  16. Here I was thinking LeBron was too smart to be suckered into supporting a false flag. BTW a few of us “old white guys” still think Russell, Jordan, Magic and Kareem would have been worthy opponents for Mr James so please leave out your racist bit. it’s sad that so many still think race first. Dr King weeps.

  17. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.
    ————————————

    Millennials are funny. Jordan would eat James’ lunch every day all day and laugh at him just like he did to everyone else. If you’ve never seen Jordan play in his prime you don’t know what you’re talking about. Jordan was a cold blooded killer.

  18. orangehigh says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:04 am
    whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.

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    Out of curiosity, how many scholarships have you given to financially struggling kids?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Financially struggling kids can apply themselves to school, get decent grades, and go to school for free especially if they are a minority.

  19. whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.
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    And what did you do to make the world better today? Whether it’s LeBron or Kap, old white guys will just never get it. Walk a mile in my shoes.

  20. whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am

    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.
    ——————————————————————–
    The dude literally opened up a school that guarantees tuition, albeit to the University of Akron, for every single student that graduates. Racists gonna racist, I guess.

  21. Lebron is the most physically dominant, gifted and talented NBA player ever. However, there still is nothing like watching Jordan in his prime. The way he took over games and hit big shots.

  22. I’m triggered by clothing that someone else is wearing. Now I’m going to lash out and call others snowflakes and buttercups even though I’m the one that chose to look and comment. I’ll blame others for my actions/emotional melt down.

  23. whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.

    He’s my role model. He had a rough past growing up in a single parent home like me.. I never met my father. His mom struggled like mine but proved to raise a success young man.. putting him around people to help him develop. Lebron is also a role model because of his beautiful family. He is married to his high school sweetheart. Lebron has never been arrested.. he is a great guy. Anyone that says otherwise is either ignorant of who he is or you just have a deeper hatred for no reason

  24. Lebron James is not more physically dominant than Karl Malone was. He isn’t the scorer or defender that Michael Jordon was. He doesn’t control the ball the way John Stockton did. So enough of the Lebron hype. He is good no doubt about it. But he doesn’t compare to the best of all-time.

  25. footballpat says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:12 am
    whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.
    ———————————
    And what did you do to make the world better today? Whether it’s LeBron or Kap, old white guys will just never get it. Walk a mile in my shoes.

    The difference between OWGs and guys like Kaep & LeBron, the OWGs do good things for others all the time but don’t feel the need to create t-shirts, hats and advertising campaigns every time they do something for others. OWG’s have created endowments that have put literally millions through schools and will continue to do so ad infintum. This “look at me”” Johnny come lately should take a lesson from humble men who genuinely contribute to the betterment of all.

    Perhaps it’s you who needs to walk a mile in someone’s shoes before judging.

  26. Michael Jordan wasn absolute as close to perfect basketball player on the court. No doubt. He quit on his team under suspicious reasons surrounding his father’s death and he never stood up for anyone but Michael Jordan. That’s why he’s not #1. He did not use his platform for anything but greed and self adulation. #2 on my list and that’s final. Take your millenial tag and shove it. You have never actually played basketball in real life in a competitive game if you don’t agree.

  27. mountie97 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:51 am
    I am so sick of Kaepernick crap. He opted out of 1 deal, refused another…

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    1. Kap was going to get cut. Shanahan wanted to run his own system and Kap didnt fit.

    GM John Lynch: “We gave him the option, ‘You can opt out, we can release you, whatever.’ And he chose to opt out, but that was just a formality.”

    2. He has not received a single offer since.

  28. logicalvoicesays says:

    October 5, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Michael Jordan wasn absolute as close to perfect basketball player on the court. No doubt. He quit on his team under suspicious reasons surrounding his father’s death and he never stood up for anyone but Michael Jordan. That’s why he’s not #1. He did not use his platform for anything but greed and self adulation. #2 on my list and that’s final. Take your millenial tag and shove it. You have never actually played basketball in real life in a competitive game if you don’t agree.
    ________

    Wow… childish and moronic.. Well done

  29. footballpat says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:12 am
    whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am
    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.
    ———————————
    And what did you do to make the world better today? Whether it’s LeBron or Kap, old white guys will just never get it. Walk a mile in my shoes.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    I will. With my education I earned, not given and still paying loans, I would be given a higher paying job even though my qualifications are not as good just because of what I look like. Then if I would fail because I lack the qualifications….I’d blame it on the “broken system” and everything would be ok or I would lead a protest.

  30. I still am trying to figure out what has Kaepernick done that make people hate him so much?? He did nothing illegal or outside of his rights as an American. But we have leaders in this country that have done some very questionable things that was illegal (still waiting on those taxes to be shown) but Americans allow them to stir the pot.

  31. whooligun says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:31 am
    mountie97 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:51 am
    I am so sick of Kaepernick crap. He opted out of 1 deal, refused another…

    ————————
    1. Kap was going to get cut. Shanahan wanted to run his own system and Kap didnt fit.

    GM John Lynch: “We gave him the option, ‘You can opt out, we can release you, whatever.’ And he chose to opt out, but that was just a formality.”

    2. He has not received a single offer since.
    ——–
    Um, youre forgetting details here, so I’ll help you out. Kaepernick was opting out of his contract BEFORE Lynch and Shannahan took over. He was opting out when Chip Kelly and Trent Baalke were there. So Kaep was gone before they even got there and that was Kaeps own doing.

  32. sayormills49 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Anyone remember when Kaepernick was outplayed by Blaine Gabbert for 2 seasons? I’m a niners fan….i remember. Apparently Nike forgot
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    I seem to remember Kaep coming off injury the season Gabbert was starting and not being ready to play…but below are their stats during the time Gabbert was on the team. So people have more than your suspect memory to go off of. Also in 2016 when Kaep got better physically the team benched Gabbert.

    Blaine Gabbert’s stats with San Fran (2014-2016)
    2994 passing yards 60.6% comp 16td-13int, 80.2 rating, 363 yards rushing, 3 tds

    Colin Kaepernick
    (2014-2016)
    7225 passing yards, 59.7% comp, 41td-19int, 85.2
    1363 yards rushing, 4 rushing tds

  33. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order

    //////////////////

    Iverson? LOL he was good but top 5? You obviously are a homer and never watched a basketball game other than Philadelphia. There are literally 100 players all time better than Iverson, one comes to mind, Larry Bird. Iverson, LOL

  34. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.

    ——–

    Allen Iverson? Pleas child.

    And somewhere both Bill Russell and Larry Bird are laughing at you.

  35. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:27 am
    Michael Jordan wasn absolute as close to perfect basketball player on the court. No doubt. He quit on his team under suspicious reasons surrounding his father’s death and he never stood up for anyone but Michael Jordan. That’s why he’s not #1. He did not use his platform for anything but greed and self adulation. #2 on my list and that’s final. Take your millenial tag and shove it. You have never actually played basketball in real life in a competitive game if you don’t agree.
    ——————————————

    Yeah as if James never turned his back on the Cavs twice and Heat once.
    Only a millennial snowflake would think an athlete should use his platform for political purposes instead of just being the meathead he is and dribbling the ball for my entertainment.

  36. LsBron James arrival in LA put another nail in the coffin of the LA Chargers ‘re-location’ failure.

  37. Excuse me what is he a role model for? Playing basketball is about it. He should be ashamed of himself,
    he certainly isn’t when it comes to politics.
    How about wearing the Castro and Hitler gear, put it all together.

  38. ***Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.***

    ———————————————————————

    Charles Oakley and Bill Laimbeer would beat the crap out of Lebron and Iverson. Can’t mix generations.

  39. 89 27 Rate This
    RobfromAmarillo says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:07 am
    Can someone please explain to me why we never hear from Kapernick? I cannot understand why he has nothing to say.

    _____________________________________________

    Because everytime he opens his mouth or shows his true colors, like whining for getting benched for Gabbert/Pig socks/Castro shirt he shows he is a clueless jack. His handlers have shut him up because, while he has turned into a good figurehead for their agenda, he personally is clueless.

  40. Let’s continue to honor a guy who wore cops as pigs socks, worships horrific dictators and kneels during the anthem. (After initially sitting because he was pissed he was benched) The level of idiocy is alarming but not surprising.

  41. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The greatest basketball player to ever live. Mr. LeBron James.

    Top 5 Basketball players Ever: LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Ervin Johnson and Allen Iverson. In that order.

    —————————————————————————————–

    I almost fell out of my chair laughing at your list!! Seriously, it is that hilarious! Allen Iverson????? Give me a break!!!

    I’ll give you 10 players right now off the top of my head who are way better than Iverson was on his best day:
    Bill Russell, Earl The Pearl Monroe, Walt Frazier, Oscar Robinson, Bill Walton, Hakeem Alajuwan, Jerry West, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes.
    I did that without even thinking about it and if I wanted, I could name 50 players better than Iverson.
    And the most dominant player who ever lived was Wilt Chamberlain, period. No one in the history of the NBA dominated the game the way he did. Kareem Abdul Jabaar was the best player in the game when he entered the league, and yet Chamberlain outplayed him even though he was an aging superstar.
    I’m not slighting LeBron James, but the greatest player in NBA history is not him. I’d take Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, and Will Chamberlain over him. LeBron is lucky he is playing in an era with very few big men (centers) who are any good. If he tried coming down the lane like he does now against guys like Elvin Hayes, Wilt Chamberlain, Willis Reed, and Bill Walton, they’d have stuffed him all the way back to the third row seats.
    The players today have a huge advantage in scoring because of the three point shot. It turned the game into street ball. I laugh when I see some of these teams today try to play defense.

  42. theboysvlog says:
    October 5, 2018 at 11:14 am
    whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:49 am

    If LeBron is a role model, my question is “For what?” Basketball skills, I get it, the rest is suspect.
    ——————————————————————–
    The dude literally opened up a school that guarantees tuition, albeit to the University of Akron, for every single student that graduates. Racists gonna racist, I guess.
    ———————–

    It was revealed that “Lebron’s” school is mostly funded by the public. Look it up.

  43. Still waiting on that LA police investigation into the graffiti incident at LeFraud’s mansion over a year ago now …

  44. I watched a game over the weekend. Until the Nike commercial with Colon (sic) aired. Turned it off and that was it. I won’t be a part of this idiocy.

  45. eagles512 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    Let’s continue to honor a guy who wore cops as pigs socks, worships horrific dictators and kneels during the anthem. (After initially sitting because he was pissed he was benched) The level of idiocy is alarming but not surprising.

    ___________________________________________________________

    Watch the movie Idiocracy. It’s coming true, sadly.

  46. LeBron is obsessed with looking better than MJ, but he knows the door is closed on the GOAT stuff. He’s 3-6 in the NBA Finals. Jordan is 6-0 and beats LeBron in every advanced metric, despite LeBron not playing through his decline yet. The argument is over and has been over for awhile now. The only thing he can beat Jordan at is “who was the best SJW”.

  47. What Kap or Lebron does should have no bearing on anyone’s life at all. If it does, you’re doing it wrong. Worry about yourself and your family, work as hard as you can and then work harder. Don’t take days off, don’t take vacations, don’t take sick days. Kap and Lebron do not give a damn about any one of us, they go about their business. You should go about yours.

  48. OMG, no longer a LeBron fan.
    He made his views public, based on those views, I have lost all respect for LeBron.
    He probably did this to get street cred with the dregs of California liberal society.
    This stunt would NOT have worked in Ohio.

  49. Kaepernick is yesterday’s news. He will never play in the NFL again, and his assertion that he has sacrificed everything for his cause only shows how completely tone deaf he is. If Kaepernick wants to see an example of those who have sacrificed everything, he needs to tour Arlington National Cemetery, or any military burial grounds. If James wants to hitch his wagon to someone like that, that’s his problem.

  50. Deric Gregory says:
    October 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    LeBron is obsessed with looking better than MJ, but he knows the door is closed on the GOAT stuff. He’s 3-6 in the NBA Finals. Jordan is 6-0 and beats LeBron in every advanced metric, despite LeBron not playing through his decline yet. The argument is over and has been over for awhile now. The only thing he can beat Jordan at is “who was the best SJW”.

    ————

    6? Bill Russell won 11 championships in 13 years. You are correct….it has been over for a while now….and it’s neither Jordan nor James.

  51. LeBron can do as he wishes. I have zero issue with him using his voice to support whatever cause or causes he so chooses.

    I also understand the narrative he and others are pushing of modern day oppression flies in the face of his ability to voice his opinion without fear of the State or his livelihood.

  52. fwippel says:
    October 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    Kaepernick is yesterday’s news. He will never play in the NFL again, and his assertion that he has sacrificed everything for his cause only shows how completely tone deaf he is. If Kaepernick wants to see an example of those who have sacrificed everything, he needs to tour Arlington National Cemetery, or any military burial grounds. If James wants to hitch his wagon to someone like that, that’s his problem.

    ————————————————-

    Nailed it, sir.

  53. American dies at the hands of a foreign enemy = True sacrifice, respect their memories

    American dies at the hands of law enforcement = Your job is to play football not to kneel during a song!!1

  54. Wearing pig socks is worse than when cops kill unarmed people of color and suffer no consequences other than paid administrative leave, do I have that right?

  55. He created so many jobs in the cities of Cleveland/Akron and has employed so many people through his business ventures. LeBron is for the great of the people. An amazing basketball player and even better person.

    I wonder why this comment has twice as many dislikes as it does likes. What’s wrong with a successful athlete who is involved in community, and uses his wealth on help those in need. Oh I get it, he is black and he is not silent. How dare he be more than just a basketball player? This is the sad state of affairs in this country. The Jim Crow era is still very much alive. The posters on this board demonstrate this every day.

  56. I would be more impressed if he was wearing Big Baller gear rather than the gear of this sad attempt of a fading athlete trying to stay relevant. Lavar Ball has a passion for his kids. That’s something we can all wear proudly…

  57. nyneal says:
    October 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I’m not slighting LeBron James, but the greatest player in NBA history is not him. I’d take Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, and Will Chamberlain over him. LeBron is lucky he is playing in an era with very few big men (centers) who are any good. If he tried coming down the lane like he does now against guys like Elvin Hayes, Wilt Chamberlain, Willis Reed, and Bill Walton, they’d have stuffed him all the way back to the third row seats.

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    Russel would have stuffed him too, so would have Kareem.

  58. nyneal says:
    October 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I’ll give you 10 players right now off the top of my head who are way better than Iverson was on his best day: Bill Russell, Earl The Pearl Monroe, Walt Frazier, Oscar Robinson, Bill Walton, Hakeem Alajuwan, Jerry West, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Elvin Hayes.
    I did that without even thinking about it and if I wanted, I could name 50 players better than Iverson.
    And the most dominant player who ever lived was Wilt Chamberlain, period. No one in the history of the NBA dominated the game the way he did. Kareem Abdul Jabaar was the best player in the game when he entered the league, and yet Chamberlain outplayed him even though he was an aging superstar.
    I’m not slighting LeBron James, but the greatest player in NBA history is not him. I’d take Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, and Will Chamberlain over him. LeBron is lucky he is playing in an era with very few big men (centers) who are any good. If he tried coming down the lane like he does now against guys like Elvin Hayes, Wilt Chamberlain, Willis Reed, and Bill Walton, they’d have stuffed him all the way back to the third row seats.
    ——–
    That’s a pretty good list … Chamberlain was so dominant they had to change the rules, but I’d put Jabbar at or near the top and Earl the Pearl while great and fun to watch not a top 10.

  59. i’ve always really liked Lebron, think he’s a thoughtful and smart dude that is a true role model. As such, i’m conflicted by this. I’m surprised he would support a guy who wore pig socks depicting police officers as pigs. Of all he Kap stuff that stands out to me.

  60. doctorpancake says:
    October 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    Wearing pig socks is worse than when cops kill unarmed people of color and suffer no consequences other than paid administrative leave, do I have that right?”
    ——————————-
    No not right, definitely wrong.

  61. LeBron is the man. He’s like a king. He’s a good man too. What a great superstar and a role model. Any idea how much he’s worth in endorsements? Probably more than any human being on earth. LeBron is the man! Whether you like it or not, you’re all kneeling at this man’s knees.

  62. doctorpancake says:
    October 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    Wearing pig socks is worse than when cops kill unarmed people of color and suffer no consequences other than paid administrative leave, do I have that right?

    —————————
    Administrative leave is not the final disposition, it’s the temporary measure taken for when a shooting has taken place and they want to investigate it to determine its justification. Thats not a cop getting a free pass, its actually the opposite the system is working to insure there is a correct outcome, especially if the cop was guilty of something. Unjustified shootings do get prosecuted and cops do go to jail for that. The notion that any and all shootings should be automatically considered unjustified and the cop punished on the spot without invesigation is ridiculous.

  63. Would love to see these athletes stand up for the Nike employees in China getting paid slaves wages.

    It would be refreshing to see an athlete turn down $20 million to support the injustices of their Nike brothers in the sweat shop. But their agendas and social protests only go so far.

  64. When a public empmoyee is placed on paid administrative leave it is because that employee is innocent until proven guilty. If the department finds wrong doing the employee is suspended, fined, fired, etc. That pay that they were receiving while on admin leave is accounted for. Often the city will even try to recoup the overtime paid out to cover that shift. So just because you hear administrative leave – don’t think it’s a paid vacation.

  65. “Administrative leave is not the final disposition, it’s the temporary measure taken for when a shooting has taken place and they want to investigate it to determine its justification. Thats not a cop getting a free pass, its actually the opposite the system is working to insure there is a correct outcome, especially if the cop was guilty of something. Unjustified shootings do get prosecuted and cops do go to jail for that. The notion that any and all shootings should be automatically considered unjustified and the cop punished on the spot without invesigation is ridiculous.”

    They only get punished if some citizen was fortunate enough to capture it on camera as evidence. Otherwise they just make up a story and plant evidence on them. But keep your naive head in the sand if it helps you sleep at night.

  66. For the record, I’m an old white guy, and today I have more respect for Colin and Lebron than I do for any of the 51 Republican senators, our piece of trash president, or the piece of trash he is appointing to the Supreme Court. Colin and Lebron men that make America great. So proud of them.

  67. THE FREEDOM TO CHANGE HIS WORKPLACE WHENEVER HE WANTS IS A GREAT THING. IF YOU COULD DO IT, YOU WOULD. I DON’T FEEL HE TURNED HIS BACK ON ANYONE OR ANY TEAM. IF YOU NEVER PLAYED SPORTS PAST COLLEGE, I COULD UNDERSTAND WHY SOME OF YOU FEEL HE TURNED HIS BACK. YOU WERE NEVER ABLE TO EXPERIENCE SPORTS FROM A BUSINESS SIDE SO YOU MAKE COMMENTS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF AN NON-PROFESSIONAL. ARE YOU WORKING AT THE SAME JOB THAT YOU WERE AT WHEN YOU WERE A TEENAGER OR 20YR OLD? MOST WOULD SAY NO…SO I GUESS YOU TURNED YOUR BACK ON THEM. WHERE IS YOUR LOYALTY?

  68. electricboogalo says:
    October 5, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Awesome. See below for old white guys heads exploding…

    How does LeBron wearing a Kaepernick affect me? It doesn’t, so what, big deal its what he believes in. Has no impact on my life

    Signed Old White Guy

    electricboogalo – go hang with Shabba-Doo and Ozone to work on ya dance skills , ya might find your niche there, because well son, writing just aint your thang.

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