LeBron James, who plays for Los Angeles Lakers, is one of the many professionals who has been supporting quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The 32-year-old Kaepernick took the field for a transparent workout, basically a highly publicised workout in front of NFL brass in Atlanta.
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
LeBron James wished Kaepernick luck with a tweet for his publicised workout on November 16, 2019. He termed Kaepernick as special. Also, LeBron James thanked him for being real and true.
Best of luck to @Kaepernick7 in his workout today! Pulling for you over here Young🤴🏾!!! Regardless the outcome you’re SPECIAL and I thank you for being TRUE! 🙏🏾✊🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 16, 2019
This is not the first time the Lakers player has come forward in support of former NFL player. Earlier this year, talking to press, LeBron James made a firm stance that he stands with the message of the former 49ers QB.
“I stand with Kap. I kneel with Kap. I feel like what he was talking about nobody wanted to listen to. Nobody wanted to really understand where he was coming from.” pic.twitter.com/TUjpgK8JHj— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 16, 2019
Kaepernick began the protests against police violence and systemic racism at the start of 2016 by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem. Kaepernick’s protest led to a sparkling movement in the NFL as multiple players following the protest and the league created a policy regarding this.