LeBron is one of the GOATS
On Monday, LeBron James opened up I Promise, a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
On the same day, the new Los Angeles Lakers sat down with Don Lemon to talk about how the the school came about.
But of course they talked about more than that. Bron has never been scared of being outspoken. And the topic of Donald Trump, and the national anthem protests happening all around the NFL, came up.
When Lemon asked LeBron about the important of athletics for kids, LeBron gave a long answer where he took time out to address Trump:
We are in a position right now in America…where this race thing has taken over, one because I believe our president is kind of trying to divide us.
“Kind of,” Lemon responded.
And then LeBron said:
Yeah, he is. He is…He’s dividing us and what I’ve noticed over the last few months […] he’s kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to because I know that sport was the first time I ever was around someone white and I got the opportunity to see them and learn about them and they got an opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends. Sports has never been something that divides people it’s always been something that brings someone together.”
LeBron James (@KingJames) says Trump’s trying to use sport to divide people, but he believes it brings people together. He sits down with @donlemon at the opening of his new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Watch 10pET https://t.co/koTK4RarqE pic.twitter.com/CQYsTz2Fzl
— CNN (@CNN) July 30, 2018
LeBron has constantly been one of the most politically aware athletes. He has criticized Trump numerous times before.
LeBron says he started thinking more politically after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012:
That kinda hit a switch for me. From that point on I knew my voice and my platform had to be used for more than just sports.
Watch LeBron’s entire interview with Don Lemon below.