James took a blatant shot at President Donald Trump and his "Make America Great Again" slogan. While with the Cavaliers, James donned an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in honor of Eric Garner. One of the reasons he's talked about alongside greats like Muhammad Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is his social activism.
A small contingent of professional leftist counter-protesters eagerly joined the battle, matching the racists blow for blow.
Trump said he spoke with Virgina Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Saturday and they agreed "the hate and division must stop and must stop right now". Later in the day, two other people were killed following a helicopter crash that was reportedly connected to the situation.
James has emerged as one of the NBA's most high-profile voices on social issues. He's played with legendary quarterback Peyton Manning and Tennessee senator Bob Corker. That means Trump could be playing golf, or he could be hitting golf balls on the range, or he could be twiddling his thumbs. The best part is LeBron refusing to call Trump by name.
Earlier Saturday, Trump denounced the violence on Twitter.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who had declared a state of emergency in the morning, said at an evening news conference that he had a message for "all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville: Go home".
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