While protests on social justice and racial inequality are taking place all over the United States, many NBA players took a stand and spoke on the matter in various forms.
Stephen Jackson, a close friend of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody last week, revealed what LeBron James texted in regard to the fight against racism.
This is what Jackson said in a chat with ESPN’s Mark Spears:
“[James] posted me speaking, and I text him back, I say, ‘I appreciate you, bro. I won’t let you down,’” Jackson told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears during an Instagram Live session Monday, per Fadeaway Sports. “He text me back, ‘You haven’t, and I won’t either.’ That was deep. I always tell people, [Michael] Jordan might be the best basketball player, but LeBron is the greatest athlete ever. It’s bigger than basketball with me why I love LeBron.”
LeBron James is known for standing up on social issues in the United States being a role model on and off the court.