Unlike the NFL, the NBA contractually prohibits NBA players from kneeling during the national anthem — but it didn't str LeBron James from making a statement. In game one of the season he took to the court wearing a black version of his new signature, with ‘EQUALITY’ emblazoned in gold on the heels.
Demonstrating the type of leadership befitting a king, LeBron's statement is set to go down in sneaker history, underscored by plays like this:
LeBron James spins inside for the SLAM on @NBAonTNT! pic.twitter.com/BUjIyJ5vwR
— NBA (@NBA) October 18, 2017