LeBron Speaks On Hoping Kneeling B-Ball Players During Anthem Made Colin Kaepernick Proud (VIDEO)

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Last night before the Lakers-Clippers game, every coach, player and referee kneeled during the national anthem while wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt.

LeBron James was asked about both teams kneeling during the national anthem and he responded by bringing up Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem was to raise awareness on the systematic racism taking place in the United States.

“I hope we made Kaepernick proud,” James said. “I hope we continue to make him proud every single day….Kaepernick is someone who stood up at times when it wasn’t comfortable and people refused to listen to what he was saying. It had nothing to do about the flag or the men and women that keep our land free.”

Following the big win, James also had a message to share about social change in the United States.

“There’s been progress, but in the past when we’ve made progress, we’ve let our foot off the gas,” James told NBA reporter Jared Greenberg. “We can’t do that. We want to continue to put our foot on the gas and continue to spread love throughout America. We’re dealing with a lot of racism and social injustice in America.”