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LeBron won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

 Basketball star LeBron James, holds his daughter Zhuri, as he accepts Harlem Fashion Row's ICON 360 Award for his contribution to fashion and philanthropy at the HFR fashion show and awards ceremony before the start of New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
Basketball star LeBron James, holds his daughter Zhuri, as he accepts Harlem Fashion Row's ICON 360 Award for his contribution to fashion and philanthropy at the HFR fashion show and awards ceremony before the start of New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff) (KY3)
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 2:20 PM EDT
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LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble.

As part of the NBA’s recognition of the nationwide invigoration of the social justice movement sparked by the death of George Floyd, NBA players are allowed to choose from a lengthy list of possible messages for their jerseys during the league’s restart. James is among just a few who declined to choose one of the messages, he said.

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