Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he “stands with Nike,” a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.
The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award for both his style and his philanthropy, from Harlem’s Fashion Row. The fashion collective partnered with Nike for the New York event, both a fashion show and an awards ceremony which focused on diversity in the fashion world. (Source: Black America Web, Jocelyn Noveck)The evening culminated in the reveal of the latest LeBron James Nike basketball shoe: a women’s sneaker designed by three female African-American designers and inspired by strong African-American women.
LeBron has always been in the political climate of what is going on around him. So it’s no surprise that he has something to say about the recent controversy surrounding Nike and Colin Kaepernick . Click the link below for a look into Lebron James’ mind!