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    NFL ‘Unity’ Pales Next to an Outraged LeBron James

    They don’t mince words. After President Trump’s jeering statements against NFL players protesting social injustice, NBA stars took their own shots. They’re mostly Black, define their teams and won’t be sucked into a “unity” vortex. The NFL’s broken barriers by carefully orchestrating arm-in-arm protests, but Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment shows vocal football stars’ vulnerability. Meanwhile, basketball’s heroes are unambiguously pressing the president’s stance on racism. As King James said, kids seek leadership and encouragement from the president, but “he doesn’t understand that, and that’s what makes me more sick than anything.”

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