LeBron James reveals he won’t have a social justice message on the back of his shirt as the LA Lakers star trains with his teammates for the NBA restart later this month for the first time
- The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to restart the season on July 30
- The NBA allows players to have a message on the back of their jerseys
- But star LeBron James said none of the approved messages appealed to him
- James entered the NBA bubble in Disney World Florida prior to the restart
LeBron James has revealed that he will not wear a social justice message on the back of his shirt when the NBA season kicks off.
The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to restart the season on July 30 against their fellow citymen the Clippers at Orlando, Florida.
The NBA allows players to have a message on the back of their shirt rather than their last name, but James has not revealed any of the approved phrases that appealed to him.
LeBron James has revealed that he will not wear a social justice message on the back of his jersey
The Los Angeles Lakers star returned to training prior to the NBA restart later this month
“I don’t need to have anything on the back of my sweater to make people understand my mission or what I stand for and what to do here,” James said.
“It was no disrespect for the list that was distributed to all players. I commend anyone who decides to put something on the back of their sweater.
“It’s just something that didn’t really resonate seriously with my mission, with my purpose.
“I would have liked to say something about what would have happened on the back of my sweater. I had a few things in mind, but I wasn’t part of that process, which is fine. I’m absolutely okay with that. ‘
The NBA allows messages on the back, but James said none of them appealed to him
James was first assisted by fellow Lakers stars such as Anthony Davis
Among the expressions reportedly agreed by the NBA and the NBA Players Association are: Black Lives Matter, Say Hun Names, I Can’t Breathe, and Respect Us.
The Lakers star’s comments came when he first took part in training with his teammates, including Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma in the NBA bubble at Disney World.
James will therefore continue his quest for a fourth NBA title, with the Lakers flying before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak ended the procedure.
They were on track to secure the best seed in the Western Conference and had the second best record in the league (49-14) – with only the Milwaukee Bucks doing better (they have a record of 53-12 in the Eastern Conference).
Kyle Kuzma also took part in the ‘NBA Bubble’ at Disney World prior to the restart
The Lakers were on track to secure the highest seed in the Western conference before the break