CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – LeBron James wore a special version of his new shoe for Tuesday night’s season opener against the Boston Celtics.
James wore a black pair of his new Nike ‘LeBron 15s’ with ‘Equality’ embroidered in gold above a Nike swoosh on the back of each heel during warm-ups and the game.
After the national anthem and player introductions the Cavs aired a video on the arena’s Humungotron featuring Cavs players and Cleveland police officers with the theme “We’re all in this together” promoting equality for all.
James’ decision to wear the shoes and the Cavs video comes in the wake of NFL player protests over social injustice as well as the refusal of President Donald Trump to denounce racism and recent protests by white supremacists.
Unlike the NFL, which suggests it, NBA league rules require its players to stand for the national anthem.