Message sent as LeBron to ride along on James name

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 13 Jul 2020

LeBron James is opting out of wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey as it did not suit his own program.

James, who has often spoken out against racism and police brutality, is passing on the NBA's plan to help bring attention to racial inequality by having players wear messages like "I Can't Breathe" instead of their family names.

"It's just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my goal," the Los Angeles Lakers forward said

James, 35, says he would have liked to have had some input on the project.

He is one of about 17 players out of 285 who have opted to continue using their family names on their uniforms when play resumes in Orlando, Florida on July 30.

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