Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James wasn’t interested in talking about basketball in a postgame press conference following Thursday night’s scrimmage.
FILE PHOTO: Feb 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates in the fourth quarter of the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Instead, James started the nearly 15-minute session by talking about the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a Black emergency medical technician in Kentucky who was killed in March when plainclothes officers executed a no-knock warrant related to a narcotics investigation.
James, 35, then focused on the lack of progress in race relations over the past four years before transitioning into the meaning of Black Lives Matter.
“First of all, I want to continue to shed light on justice for Breonna Taylor and to her family and everything that’s going on with that situation,” James said foll