LeBron James Tells Media That “All Lives Do Matter”

He also spoke about his respect for Colin Kaepernick.

September 26, 2016

During Monday's Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day LeBron James answered many questions on the upcoming season but also a few pointed ones on protests in professional sports. James spoke on Colin Kaepernick and others kneeling during the anthem in protest of race relations and police-issues in the country. He also claimed "all lives do matter," which can be heard in the clip above. James told the gathered media,

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"I'm not up here saying all police are bad, because they're not. I'm not up here saying all kids are great, and all adults are great, because they're not. But at the same time, all lives do matter. It's not just black or white, it's not that. It's everyone."

James was also asked about Kaepernick by name and other protests going on in professional sports. He will not take place as it is an NBA rule for players to stand during the anthem. "You have the right to voice your opinion, stand for your opinion, and he's doing it in the most peaceful way I've ever seen someone do something," James said about Kaepernick. Listen to his comments below via NBA TV.

LeBron James Tells Media That “All Lives Do Matter”