James won’t wear NBA social justice message on jersey
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.