CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - LeBron James continues to show support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unsigned by any NFL teams.
James discussed the NFL and Colin Kaepernick's situation during a recent ESPN article:
Kaepernick signed a six-year, $126 million contract extension with the 49ers in June 2014, but opted out of the deal in March and has been sidelined ever since.
James told ESPN that he believes that the reason teams are not showing interest in Kaepernick is because of his national anthem protests.
He also compared Kaepernick to several other prominent figures that stood for their beliefs and used their role to bring light to injustices to minorities.
Kaepernick has received both support and criticism for his protests. He has been chastised by President Trump on Twitter but also earned titles such as GQ magazine's "Citizen of the Year" and the NFL player's union "Community MVP."