Reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James admitted in interviews Monday it’s a scary thought for him to think about his son being pulled over by the police.
James fielded questions from the media Monday where he was asked about speaking on police violence with Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul at the ESPY Awards this summer. (RELATED: LeBron James Announces Decision On If He Will Sit Or Stand During National Anthem)
James began by reminding those in attendance that he, as a basketball player, is not a politician. “Those were our personal feelings and the one thing that we wanted to get out of that is that we continue the conversation.”
The Cavaliers star player then elaborated on a more personal level, talking about his fears for his three children. His eldest son is 12-years-old and will be driving on his own in a few years. “It’s a scary thought right now to think, you know, if my son gets pulled over and you tell your kids if you just apply 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, 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 gonna go well and my son is gonna return home and my son just started the sixth grade.”
“I’m not up here saying that all police are bad, because they’re not. I’m not up here saying that all kids are great and all adults are great, because they’re not. But at the same time, all lives do matter. And it’s not just about, it’s not black or white, it’s not that, it’s everyone.”