After all, movements and protests should be about togetherness, not the abuse of a person’s position. Expecting any professional athlete to sacrifice game checks or relationships with teammates and coaches, while inviting scorn from all angles potentially endangering his or her family — it’s exploitative, and worse, incredibly lazy.
Does LeBron James Owe Us Anything?
andré carlisle

This is what it comes down to, in my opinion. The other thing is people have to stop policing how others choose to protest or show their solidarity.

You also make a good point about the fact that Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner geographically was worlds away from Lebron and where he calls home. Things inevitably will be different when this happens in your own backyard and I do think feigning knowledge could be a little bit of self-preservation.

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