LeBron James Courageously Speaks His Mind Out Against Trump's Immigration Order
on Feb 09, 2017 07:54 AM EST
LeBron James says out in a statement that he rejects the idea of Trump's immigration order. James took the opportunity to voice out his opinions during the interview that The Hollywood Reporter set him up with.
The "king" says that the executive order issued by Trump does not correlate with his own personal ideologies and belief. He rejects it as it prohibits nationalities from seven Mulsim countries from entering the U.S.
James says that this divides people and that it imposes an unjustifiable exclusion on the innocent. The NBA superstar then adds that he takes a stand among the many Americans who does not believe in the justifiability of the immigration order.
For him and the many other citizens, this order does not show the true values of being an American in the first place. According to Bleacher Report, James says that diversity is the factor which made the U.S. a great nation. This is the reason why he wanted to speak up and voice out the things which he thinks is right. For James, unity is a must, and that unity must be promoted to bring together different genders, races, and religious belief in perfect harmony.
He also stresses out the importance that athletes have in sharing to the world their own personal beliefs, because after all, he, together with the others, are in a democratic country. According to Sports Illustrated, James is now one of the NBA players and personalities to have voiced out their opinions regarding the controversial immigration order. Among these people include Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich.
The NBA legend is also known to be outspoken when it comes to social issues, just like how he delivered a speech together with other notable NBA players in ESPYs last year. LeBron James sure knows how to voice out his opinions in style.