RESPECT

LeBron Supports Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

LeBron James on Monday said he supports NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s public protest against racial inequality and has been horrified by recent police shootings. But the NBA star does not plan to show his support for Kaepernick by kneeling during the national anthem, he said. “I’m not here to ramp on America, that’s not me,” James said in an interview with the Associated Press. “I’m not a politician, but I’ve lived this life and I’ve got a family and what scares me is my kids growing up in this society right now, where innocent lives are being taken and it seems like nothing is being done.” He went on to say he respects the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s controversial protest against recent police violence. “I’m all in favor of anyone, athlete or non-athlete, being able to express what they believe in in a peaceful manner and that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick is doing and I respect that,” James said. “When I’m passionate about something, I’ll speak up on it, so me standing for the national anthem is something I will do.”