Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James will not wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of the jersey when he resumes the game in the Orlando bubble later this month.
LeBron spoke to the media after coaching the Lakers on Saturday and shared his thoughts on the matter.
James said in a video conference call with reporters: “I actually have no name on the back of my jersey.”
“There is no disrespect for the list distributed to all players. I commend anyone who decides to put something on the back of the jersey. This is just something that does not really resonate with my mission and goals.”
Because the NBA allows players to display information on the back of the jersey instead of the last name, many players have chosen this option as a voice for positive change.
LeBron’s teammate JaVale McGee said that his shirt will wear “Respect Us”.
According to reports, of the 350 qualified NBA players, 285 chose social justice messages to wear jerseys, while 17 chose to stick to their names.
of phrase According to reports, agreed by the NBA and the NBA Players Association. Say their names; I can’t breathe, vote and respect us.
The Lakers currently lead 49-14, making them the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.