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LeBron James on kneeling protest during national anthem: “I hope we made Cape proud”

LeBron James and his team-mates from Los Angeles Lakers as well as players from Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans knelt during the national anthem on Thursday to protest racial injustice and police brutality. It was the first protest during the national anthem since Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the 1990s when …

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LeBron James: I hope we made Colin Kaepernick “proud” by kneeling during the anthem

Mike Ehrmann / Associated Press LeBron James, the guardian and striker of the Los Angeles Lakers, told reporters he hoped the NBA had made former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick proud after pre-game protests during the national anthem. Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina LeBron James knelt during the anthem to protest against systemic racism: “I hope we made Kaep proud.” LeBron …

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NBA players and coaches kneel during the national anthem at the beginning of the season

NBA players and coaches from four teams contracted a knee during the national anthem on Thursday evening in the first games since the league’s break over the season Coronavirus pandemic. The demonstration, inspired by free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, draws attention to racial injustice and police brutality. In the first game of the season’s restart between the New Orleans …

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Storm and Liberty players leave the national anthem at the WNBA season opener

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that players left the field before the national anthem was played, not while it was being played. The WNBA season started on Saturday with a statement against racial injustices. Before the national anthem was played before the start, the Seattle Storm and New York Liberty players dropped their basketballs, left the pitch, …

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Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks of Yankees kneel during the anthem

CONCLUDE SportsPulse: This MLB season will be unpredictable. Our experts do their best with the boldest predictions for the 60 game sprint. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – When the major league baseball season started with Thursday and Friday season openings, the unit was cited by players for the first time since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. That’s the topic …

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Aaron Richter of the Yankees kneeling during the national anthem: “This is America’s Beauty”

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge wants to make one thing clear before the opening game on Thursday against the Washington Nationals: Regardless of whether some players kneel during the national anthem, the team will be a unified front. The judge said Tuesday after team training in New York that he supports everyone’s decision to protest during the national anthem. …

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