SHOWS: ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 24, 2020) (NBA – SEE RESTRICTIONS)
1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEBRON JAMES SAYING:
“I can’t say we were surprised at the verdict, none of us were surprised at it and that’s what’s even more devastating, that none of us were surprised at what the outcome was.”
2. WHITE FLASH
3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEBRON JAMES SAYING:
“I think at the end of the day respect is to respect. You just look at the history of America and the disrespect that Black women has got for the last 400 years, you can’t turn a blind eye to that.
“When I look at my household, seeing my daughter who’s five on her way to six, my wife, my mom, rest in peace, my grandmother, so many Black women have done so many things for me and seeing the sacrifices that they made, especially my mom when I was growing up, they were still disrespected along the way, and it’s still like that today.
“In the case of obviously Breonna Taylor’s case it just showed once again that the walls of the neighbours is more important than her life.”
4. WHITE FLASH
5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEBRON JAMES SAYING:
“I felt it was important to let Black women know that they’re not alone. No matter the disrespect or what they may feel don’t stop. Because that’s exactly what they want you guys (the press) to do, they want you guys to stop, the want you guys not to be as powerful as you guys are, not as strong as you guys are, as determined as you guys are, they wa