LeBron James Rocks Kaepernick Shirt To Game … Here’s Why
Check out the shirt Bron wore to the Lakers preseason game at Staples Center on Thursday — featuring the name “Kaepernick” on the upper back — a pretty huge statement from the most famous athlete on the planet.
The shirt is made by Nike — the company that just featured Colin as the face of its “Just Do It” campaign.
LeBron also has a deal with Nike and praised the company for having the balls to do business with Kaep despite some pretty powerful critics … including the President of the United States.
“I wore a Kaepernick shirt tonight, one, because it’s Nike and I’m a Nike guy. And then, two, I support Kap. I’ve always supported Kap and what he stands for and what he believes in.”
The back of LeBron’s shirt. pic.twitter.com/G3jJGOkk94
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 5, 2018
It’s not the first time LBJ’s publicly stepped forward to join Kaep’s fight … after Colin received massive blowback for his new Nike deal last month — Bron stepped up to say he stands “for anybody that believes in a positive attitude and a positive matter.”
LeBron also posted pics of the shirt with the caption, “KAEP Drip #MoreThanAnAthlete,” on social media late Thursday night.
Athletes like Odell Beckham, Dez Bryant and Todd Gurley all liked the post.