LA Lakers' superstar LeBron James recently made it clear that he does not want to continue playing this season in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Senior Adviser to President Trump Jared Kushner plans on reaching out to LeBron James after the boycott of NBA games yesterday to discuss possible solutions to race issues in America.
Jared Kushner is willing to work with LeBron James and the NBA to find solutions to race issues
In a major turnaround from their standard position, the White House is looking to work with NBA players and LeBron James, in particular, to help find viable solutions to racism in the United States. Jared Kushner spoke about this in an interview with Politico this morning, saying:
"I think that it’s nice that they’re standing up for the issue, but I’d like to see them start moving into concrete solutions that are productive. And again, President Trump in this White House is willing to work with them."
LeBron James has long been opposed to President Trump, even before he was elected. He is currently supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden for the upcoming elections in November.
It will be interesting to see if Jared Kushner and LeBron James can find common ground in the wake of the tragic shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Jared Kushner calls on the NBA to take actions for social justice
Jared Kushner believes that a boycott for a single day will not damage the NBA and its players who have very secure financial positions. Kushner wants the NBA to start making meaningful contributions to solve race-related issues rather than putting up signs and slogans.
We look forward to hearing from the NBA and its players about possible contributions that they can make to help minority communities and whether they will work with the current White House to work out race-related issues in the country.
Published 27 Aug 2020, 20:22 IST