Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James showed up to Saturday night’s game with the Rockets wearing a blacked-out Colin Kaepernick jersey.
On Saturday night, he literally wore Kaepernick’s name on his back.
Arriving for Game 5 as the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to eliminate the Houston Rockets and advance to the Western Conference FInals, LeBron wore a blacked-out Kaepernick jersey.
And it looked pretty slick.
LeBron supports Colin Kaepernick by sporting his jersey as he arrived for the Lakers game with the Rockets on Saturday night
This is an MVP move by King James who has taken his social activism game and awareness to a new level in recent weeks and months in light of the current events in the country.
He spoke earlier that he would have kneeled beside Kaepernick after the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback won his collusion suit. And later said he saluted Kaepernick for inspiring the NBA players for their national anthem demonstration.
Beyond his off-court and on-court activism, he has been excellent in Year 17 as the Lakers go as he goes, and he shows no signs of slowing.
The Rockets have looked out of gas after their seven-game series with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the previous round and LeBron and the Lakers have taken advantage to win three of the first four games.
James, Anthony Davis and Playoff Rondo look to close them out tonight.
You can watch Game 5 between the Lakers and Rockets on ESPN, beginning at 8 p.m. ET