LeBron James returned to the court Thursday night for the Lakers versus Dallas Mavericks game. While the Lakers lost, James’ performance is gaining positive attention thanks to him spotlighting the Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor campaign on both his game sneakers and in his postgame press conference.
At the Zoom press conference following the Lakers’ scrimmage against Dallas, the first question James was asked was what he hoped to accomplish in that game. “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,” he said in response. He used the majority of the next nearly 14 minutes of his media session to deliver eloquent and poignant comments about racism and race relations in America, and on Taylor’s case.
“We want the cops arrested who committed that crime,” James continued. “Obviously in the state of Kentucky, what’s going down there, I know a lot of people are feeling the same. And us as the NBA, and us as the players, and me as one of the leaders of this league, I want her family to know and I want the state of Kentucky to know that we feel for it and we want justice. That’s what it’s all about. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong. And this is a wrong situation that’s going on in my eyes and in a lot of other eyes.”
Fans also noted that during the game LeBron had “#Justice4BreonnaT” inked on his sneakers.
LeBron James’ message is a much-needed effort to get more media attention to Breonna Taylor’s case. It’s