LeBron James says Donald Trump has allowed racists to operate without fear

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LeBron James says Donald Trump has allowed racists to operate without fear

On Monday, Trump tweeted out a short video in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

"The state of racism will never die, but what we can not do is allow it to conquer us as people", James explained. "We can't allow it to divide us".

"We can't allow it to divide us". I don't think so. "We love this place".

As he and the Cavaliers prepared Monday to host the defending champion Golden State Warriors, one of 11 games on the NBA's holiday schedule, James said honoring King's memory and message is more vital than ever.

"We can't allow that to stop us from continuing to be together and preach the right word of livin' and lovin' and laughin' and things of that nature".

James talked of the sacrifice made by Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in 1968 by James Earl Ray, in stark terms.

"Every time I hear someone say they are not a racist, you know they are", he told reporters. "He literally took a bullet for us".

"We are in a hard state right now as Americans as well with the leader of our country".

He wears the date July 14, 2016 on his shoes to remember the powerful speech he gave at the ESPYs alongside Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. James explained that was the day he opened the ESPY Awards alongside friends, and to speak about the importance of athlete activism and community development. However, the focus of the day from LeBron wasn't about how the Cavs would try to slow down the Warriors or how the Cavs can get out of this funk they're in, rather, he's focused on uniting the greatest country in the world that's been divided by a president that's intent on giving racists an opportunity to spread their racism.

"The best thing that we wanted to do when we went up there was continue the conversation", James said. The conversation of how to continue to keep people involved. Silver toured the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where King was shot to death, and said the experience was "a reminder and an impetus to continue pushing forward with the kind of things that we can do together as a league". Day, many prominent African-Americans have given their thoughts on the current state of race in the United States.

It's a risky time for many Americans who don't feel safe because of the person in the Oval Office. It was just the latest example, and thankfully, players like LeBron James who has a global appeal of their own can use his voice to be a positive influence.

"Well I hope I could make him proud or made him proud", he added. "Just taking what he was able to give to us and give us that type of empowerment, give us that type of strength to be able to go out and talk about things that really matter", James said. "Be able to live for something that's more than you as an individual", James explained.

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