LeBron James kneeled during the national anthem Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Lakers star and all the other players on the court took a knee during the anthem before the second game of the NBA’s return. You can watch the moment below. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
All players, coaches and refs take a knee and lock arms during the national anthem before the Lakers-Clippers game. pic.twitter.com/eZ9RHE3eh7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 31, 2020
The move by James and other players during the second game came after every player on the Jazz and Pelicans kneeled during the anthem Thursday.
You can watch them kneeling and wearing Black Lives Matter shirts below.
Every player, coach and ref takes a knee during the national anthem before the Pelicans-Jazz game pic.twitter.com/LZy1A6s8VM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 30, 2020
It’s not going away, folks. It’s not going away, and more and more star athletes are engaging in national anthem protests every day.
We’re now at the point where you almost have to defend your decision to stand. Welcome to sports in 2020.
“I’m a Christian, like I said, and I just can’t get on board with a couple of things that I have read about Black Lives Matter.”
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) July 24, 2020
It’s no longer about winning, losing and competition. It’s about political messages. Something tells me that the fans won’t like this at all.
Sports shouldn’t be about national anthem debates, they should be about uniting. We’re not even close to being united anymore.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2020
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