LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick Speaking Out on George Floyd’s Death

Enlighten me more! Oh! Great Dribbler of the Basketball and Prolific Passer of the Pigskin!

Every person Calamity Jane knows who has seen the video of George Floyd’s death while handcuffed is beyond outraged!

I don’t need LeBron asking if ‘I’m woke’!

source: ESPN

LeBron James and other high-profile athletes have taken to social media to voice their outrage over the death of a black Minnesota man who was pinned down by police.

George Floyd, 46, died Monday night while in Minneapolis police custody. A bystander’s video showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed Floyd’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving.

James weighed in Tuesday night on Instagram with a post referencing Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback who famously kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

James’ post includes a photo of the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck alongside a photo of Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem, topped with the caption: “This … … Is Why.” The Los Angeles Lakers star wrote in the post: “Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? #StayWoke”

Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? 🤦🏾‍♂️ #StayWoke👁

LeBron James

James has been outspoken on social issues like police brutality throughout his career. He also posted an Instagram story Tuesday that included a photo and video of Floyd’s arrest along with the caption: “We’re hunted.”

If George Floyd woulda been a white guy, ya never woulda heard a peep outta either of these twits!

LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick among athletes speaking out on George Floyd’s death

Calamity James