LeBron James Dons “EQUALITY” Stitched Kicks In Fight For Equal Rights

    After Clevelands 106-99 win over the Wizards on Sunday night and LeBron James went for 20 points, 12 boards and 15 dimes – his fifth straight game of 10 or more assists – he did what he has done so often and eloquently since becoming the marketing major and driving force of the NBA entertainment machine and the bleeding conscience of the players. 

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    With his third-straight triple-double, @KingJames has now logged 10+ assists in a career-high five straight games. MORE HIGHLIGHTS: https://t.co/BuDwa0xSkz https://t.co/18Lpf5LgSk

    King James stole the show by making a statement in his play, with his social views and through his fashion. 

    James wore shoes with the word EQUALITY stitched across the back for the first half of the game. When asked about his choice of kicks, LeBron said: We all know where we are right now, referring to the divisive state of the country under the presidents leadership. And we know who is at the helm here…I think we all have to understand that having equal rights and being able to stand for something and speak for something and keeping the conversation going (is important).

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    LeBron James eloquently explains why he wore black and white ‘Equality’ sneakers in D.C. https://t.co/86ZqnN1cnS

    Once again, James continues to make social statements in a non-offensive and professional manner and stimulate a broader conversation about these issues and why they are important. 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.