LeBron James is the standard bearer in the NBA right now as the league’s best player. Unlike Michael Jordan, who subscribed to the “Republicans also buy shoes” attitude of social activism as an athlete, James has not been afraid to let his voice be heard as a prominent person in society. He has tried to use his celebrity for some type of activism and social awareness.
James gave an interview to CNN’s Rachel Nichols and discussed several controversial issues in the sports world.
He spoke about the racial controversies in the NBA today, including his relationship with former Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry. He also spoke about how he discussed the Ray Rice and the domestic violence controversies in the NFL with his two sons.