LeBron James is full of praise for Colin Kaepernick.
It determines basketballstjernen, after Kaepernick on Friday reached a settlement with the NFL and thus ended a long dispute, arising from an action in 2016.
at the Time knelt the former quarterback of the San Francisco 49'ers in connection with a match in 2016, during the playing of the national anthem.
- It is important to fight for what you believe in. I'm struggling with the "Kaep". I kneel with "Kaep". No one would listen to what he was talking about. No one wanted to understand where he came from. All who want to sacrifice their livelihood for the benefit of all of us, I respect it. It is what he has done.
- Here is a guy who basically lost his job because he wanted to fight for something that was about more than just himself, says LeBron James, according to Reuters.
the 31-year-old Kaepernick had sued the league for conspiring against him and make sure that no clubs would hire him.
Colin Kaepernick had been the quarterback of the 49'ers for six years, when he triggered the great touch during the match in 2016 at to kneel.
It was done in protest against racial discrimination and social injustice, and several other players copied since the operation.
It frustrated many NFL followers and also president Trump, who believed that the protest was disrespect for the american flag.
Since the episode in 2016, has no team wanted to sign a contract with Kaepernick, since his contract expired in march 2017. He therefore missed the last two seasons in the NFL.
the Contents of the settlement between the player and the NFL was not published due to a clause in the agreement.
It also involved the Kaepernicks former teammate Eric Reid, as the two together defendant NFL. Reid concluded the day before the settlement, a three-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.
When Kaepernick became a symbol of racekampen, reacted to the NFL to impose an injunction, that all the players have to stand up during the national anthem.
In september 2018 brought Nike a commercial with Kaepernick, where his face was, "Believe in something. Even if you must sacrifice everything".
In december 2018 accusing LeBron James in a talk show NFL owners to be too controlling over the players, who mingle in the public debate.