After the resumption of the season, NBA players are seen vocal on various occasions in their call for social justice following the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Every player has been seen knelt wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts during the national anthem.
However, during an interview, US President Donald Trump said that it is not acceptable for the athletes to kneel during the national anthem. He also had advocated resuming the sports across the country during the pandemic.
On Wednesday, when the comment from the US president himself has been conveyed to Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James, he said: “Are you trying to make me laugh right now? I really don’t think the basketball community is sad about losing his viewership”
Despite not saying much, he addressed the people of the US to use the election in November for making a big turnaround. He encouraged everyone, no matter race, color, or sides, November is a good chance to make a big change in the leadership for the nation. But the games will go as they are expected, with or without US President’s eyes on it.
For protecting Black voting rights, LeBron James has formed the campaign “More Than A Vote” with his fellow stars. As he is one of the most vocal public figures against racial injustice.
NBA has also donated USD 300 million to establish the first-ever NBA Foundation to support Black communities.
The funding will flow in the next 10 years on below 3 critical employment transition points:
- Obtaining the 1st Job
- After high school or college, securing employment.
- Career advancement once employed.
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