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LeBron wears Kaepernick t-shirt to Lakers game

186   //    05 Oct 2018, 20:57 IST

LeBron James
Lakers star LeBron James

LeBron James again made his support for Colin Kaepernick clear at the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game on Thursday, wearing a Nike t-shirt bearing the quarterback's name.

Kaepernick, 30, has not played in the NFL since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, following a season in which he was both praised and criticised for kneeling during the national anthem in protest at perceived police brutality and racial injustice.

But Kaepernick and his protest have remained in the public eye and became the face of Nike's latest "Just Do It" advertising campaign last month, for which he was later backed by James.

And James has again shown backing for the former 49er, sporting Kaepernick's name as the Lakers took on the Sacramento Kings before posting a picture of himself in the apparel on Instagram with the words: "KAEP Drip".


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KAEP Drip @kaepernick7 #MoreThanAnAthlete

A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Oct 4, 2018 at 6:42pm PDT

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