LeBron James used the LA Lakers’ opening NBA play-off game to take a powerful stand against racial inequality, with the basketball great arriving at the AdventHealth Arena wearing a red cap that read ‘Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor’.
The cap also featured the words ‘Great Again’ crossed out in what was a clear message to President Donald Trump to call for justice for Taylor’s death at the hands of police officers, and James was also absent from the national anthem ahead of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
His LA Lakers teammates also wore the parody cap of Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan, with Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Jared Dudley, Quinn Cook, Rajon Rondo, Danny Green, and JR Smith all seen arriving wearing it.
James also wore a T-shirt displaying the message ‘By Any Means’, with the 35-year-old posting the same words on his Instagram profile on Tuesday night and adding ‘#JusticeforBreonnaTaylor’.
Taylor was shot dead in her Louisville home on 26 March by police officers who have not faced any action for the killing. Her death was followed by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police officers, with one forcing his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes despite re