More and more celebrities and sports athletes have jumped on board the Colin Kaepernick bandwagon, opting to kneel during the National Anthem in an act of “protest” against racism in America, but there’s one superstar you won’t see following the trend, and it might surprise you to see who it is.
NBA legend LeBron James was recently asked during a pre-season media session whether or not he would be following Kaepernick’s example.
What he had to say will definitely leave a bad aftertaste in the mouth of liberal race hustlers.
According to TheBlaze, “For me, my personal feeling is that I got a 12-year-old son, a 9-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter and I look at my son being four years removed from driving his own car and being able to leave the house on his own, and it’s a scary thought right now to think if my son gets pulled over,” James said, according to the Guardian.
“You tell your kids if you just listen to the police that they will be respectful and it will work itself out. And you see these videos that continue to come out and it’s a scary-ass situation that if my son calls me and says that he’s been pulled over that I’m not that confident that things are going to go well and my son is going to return home. And my son just started the sixth grade,” he added.
“I’m not up here saying that all police are bad, because they’re not. I’m not up here saying all kids are great or all adults are great, because they’re not. But at the same time, all lives do matter,” he said. “It’s not just black or white, it’s not that.”
“When I’m passionate about something I’ll speak up on it, so me standing for the national anthem is something I will do. That’s who I am, that’s what I believe in,” James said. “But that doesn’t mean I don’t respect and don’t agree with what Colin Kaepernick is doing. You have the right to voice your opinion, stand for your opinion, and he’s doing it in the most peaceful way I’ve ever seen someone do something.”
While some may not necessarily agree with the first half of his statement, his words about all lives being important and still opting to stand for the National Anthem demonstrate James seemingly has a balanced view of the situation.
It would do all involved a lot of good to take a step back, calm down, look at the facts, and engage in a spirited debated about the topic without slandering one another.
James seems to be taking that sort of approach, and that’s much more admirable than the direction Kaepernick took with the whole thing.
Let’s hope the next commander-in-chief will work toward helping heal this awful divide and herald freedom for all people in our great country.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]