NBA players on Thursday voted to resume the 2020 playoffs after a boycott of games a day earlier. The backdrop here being the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin this past Sunday.
It’s the continuation of the Association taking a major stand to support the Black Lives Matter movement and oppose police brutality in the United States.
Obviously, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has been at the forefront of this discussion. As the best-known player in the world, he seems to think it’s his duty to speak up. That did not change on Thursday.
LeBron James demands action, calls for people to vote
It was earlier this year that James joined in with other star athletes to form a voting rights group. His I Promise School is also among the crowning achievements of the three-time NBA title winner’s life off the court.
James is taking an even more public approach leading up to November’s general election between President Donald Trump (R) and Joe Biden (D).
He has promised to campaign for Biden and Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris ahead of the election. Needless to say, James is not a huge fan of the current occupant of the White House.
From a broader perspective, the NBA has also been much more boisterous when it comes to racial inequality in the United States. That includes financial commitments from the Association to help empower black communities throughout the United States and players protesting during the national anthem.
In his tweet, Mr. James is calling on further action. This comes after his Lakers and Clippers apparently voted Wednesday evening to boycott the remainder of the NBA Playoffs.
We have not heard the last from James and other star NBA players at Walt Disney World in Orlando. That’s for sure.