James won’t wear NBA so­cial jus­tice mes­sage on jersey

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LeBron James says his thoughts on so­cial jus­tice can’t be con­tained on the back of a bas­ket­ball jersey. The Los An­ge­les Lak­ers su­per­star won’t wear one of the NBA-ap­proved so­cial jus­tice mes­sages on the back of his jersey when the NBA re­sumes com­pe­ti­tion later this month in Or­lando.

“It was no dis­re­spect to the list that was handed down to all the play­ers,” James told re­porters. “I com­mend any­one that de­cides to put some­thing on the back of their jersey. It’s just some­thing that didn’t se­ri­ously res­onate with my mis­sion.”

As part of the league’s

LeBron James: ‘It didn’t res­onate with my mis­sion.’

recog­ni­tion of anti-racism protests sparked by the death of Ge­orge Floyd, NBA play­ers are al­lowed to choose from a lengthy list of pos­si­ble mes­sages for their jer­seys. James is among just a few who de­clined to choose one of the mes­sages.

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