LeBron James gives up social justice message on back of jersey

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LeBron James will have his last name on the back of his jersey instead of a social justice message when the NBA season begins.James added that he had no entry on the message list from which players could choose.

“It was not a lack of respect for the list that was given to all the players. I congratulate all those who decide to put something on the back of their jersey. It’s just something that doesn’t really resonate with my mission, with my goal.

“I would have loved to have had my say on what would have happened on the back of my jersey. I had a few ideas in mind, but I was not part of this process, which is OK. I’m absolutely OK with this. … I don’t need to have something on the back of my jersey for people to understand my mission or know what I am and what I am here to do, “said James.

285 of the 350 eligible players have chosen a social justice message to use on the back of their jersey.

JaVale McGee recently said that he would use “Respect us”, while Kyle Korver will use “Black Lives Matter”.

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