LeBron James has understanding for boycotting anthem by Kaepernick
LeBron James understands that Colin Kaepernick out of protest, refuses to stand during the American national anthem, but the NBA star is not going to be the example of the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers to follow.
American footballer Kaepernick decided recently not to stand, but to kneel down during the national anthem. He wants to send a signal against the ondrukking of the black population in the United States. It appeared to him to much criticism and even death threats.
James has a lot of respect for Kaepernick. “I admire the peaceful way in which he deals with the situation,” said the basketball player of Cleveland Cavaliers Monday on a mediadag of his club.
Itself, will James, however, just continue to stand when the national anthem is played. “Because that is who I am, what I believe.”
He shares the concerns of his sportcollega. “I didn’t always trust that everything is going well and that my son is safely home.”
James made in July by a large party of sports channel ESPN along with the other NBA stars Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony already had a statement in which the quartet proposed that changes are needed to the social problems in the US to change.