LeBron James responds to Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad controversy

LeBron James responds to Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad controversy

LeBron James responds to Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad controversy

On Monday, September 3, Nike announced that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face of its new Just Do It campaign. The first image is a black and white photo of Kaepernick with the text "Believe in something". Even if it means sacrificing everything.' He wrote out the statement alongside a Just Do It hashtag.

It wasn't long before the announcement of the ad sparked outrage among those who agreed with the president's stance that Kaepernick's knee protests during the national anthem are disrespectful toward the armed services.

Last week, Kaepernick scored a legal victory in his grievance against the NFL. He is suing the National Football League owners, claiming collusion, but the NFL's official apparel company - Nike - is embracing the controversial figure. A spokeswoman said the boycott also applies to the company's stock but that any response is up to member organizations.

The NFL released a statement on Tuesday saying the issues raised by Kaepernick "deserve our attention and action".

"I support every American's right to protest whatever they want", John said.

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Representatives for Nike could not be immediately reached for comment on Trump's tweet.

Noah said he chose to kneel to raise awareness‚ but the move drew harsh criticism from Republican politicians and US President Donald Trump. "Colin has the opportunity to believe what he wants", said Michael Baron, who was visiting Boston from Nashville. It doesn't make them less American. "So whether or not I agree with what they're doing, I support it".

The day after Nike announced the deal with the polarizing athlete, Bloomberg reported that the company's shares "as much as 3.9 percent to $79 as of 9:31 a.m. Tuesday in NY - the biggest intraday slide in five months".

"To be compared to Ali or Jordan, I really have no words", Williams said. "Former marine. Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions".

Kaepernick isn't the only person featured in the campaign.

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