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“They’re Lucky Black People are Looking for Equality and Not Revenge”: LeBron James Voices Support to Kimberly Jones

Published 06/06/2020, 5:17 AM EDT

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Post George Floyd’s alleged homicide, protests have broken out throughout the country. NBA players have taken the issue to social media and are regularly speaking up about racial injustices. LeBron James, who’s always been an activist, is one of the loudest voices out there.

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His most recent tweet was a video shared from Facebook about African-American author Kimberly Jones ranting about the current situation in the country. One important point she raises is, “As long as we’re focusing on the what (people gain from looting), we’re not focusing on the why (people loot), and that’s my issue.” 


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The video ends with Jones making another powerful statement. “They’re lucky black people are looking for equality and not revenge.”

LeBron James extends support to Kimberly Jones

Along with sharing the video, James wrote, “I hear you and will make change for US! I will not stop until I see it.”

LeBron James has continuously been an inspirational man for the African-American community. Not only does he speak for them, but he also translates it into actions. His I Promise School is one of his biggest examples. The school, built for at-risk students, will be operational by 2022.


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His support for his friends and even strangers championing similar causes is commendable. Former NBA champion Stephen Jackson has been continuously talking about racism after his close friend Floyd’s death. He also posted a video where he thanked LeBron for sharing his videos and the faith James had in him.


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With the NBA season resuming on the 31st July, LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to seal their place as the #1 seed before the playoffs begin. Every team has to play eight games in the regular season.

Watching LeBron James and Anthony Davis play together in the regular season was great. Now we’re about to witness Playoff LeBron with a DPOY candidate in action. Even with bookies have got Lakers with the highest odds to win the NBA title. Over to you, LeBron.

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Aaron Mathew


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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.
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