Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will never forget George Floyd. The same applies to every decent person on this planet. The Lakers superstar small forward honored Floyd in the most brilliant way. LeBron didn’t join the group of players who tried to stop the season resumption. Wonder why? He knew that his presence on the floor in Orlando would be more than enough for him to make a statement. LeBron used the game vs Utah Jazz to deliver a message without saying a word.
King James appeared on the floor with a long-sleeved black t-shirt. It had a stopwatch on it. The stopwatch was stopped on 8 minutes and 46 seconds. That’s the amount of time police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck.
LeBron is making a statement ahead of the game vs Utah Jazz
The three-time NBA champion said before the seeding games started he planned to use his platform inside the bubble to pressure the Kentucky Attorney General to arrest the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor in her Louisville home.
Well, LeBron is keeping his promise. He will keep delivering these messages and hopefully, his efforts will bring peace to the victims’ families. The family of George Floyd is still looking for answers. The African-American was killed and his death triggered mass protests around the country. Millions of people protested against police brutality and racial injustice. A great number of athletes joined protests. We didn’t see any pics of LeBron holding signs in the streets. But, we definitely took notice of his messages and his efforts to make a statement.
LeBron wrote one of these messages on his sneakers, hoping to get justice for Breonna. He uses his Instagram accounts to deliver a message and yes, his words are heard. LeBron has huge influence in this country. A lot of people follow his steps and yes, we all like his willingness to solve some of the worse social issues this country deals with at the moment.
LeBron won’t stop here and we believe he will go even more aggressively in the next few weeks. He seeks justice. People in this country seek justice.