LeBron James on Kneeling During National Anthem: "I Hope We Made Kap Proud"

NBA: LA Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

NBA: LA Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates knelt during the national anthem Thursday to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

And according to USA Today, James said after the game, "I hope we made Kap proud.”

“Kap was someone who stood up when times weren’t comfortable,” James added, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel. “When people didn’t understand...it had absolutely nothing to do about the flag he explained that and people never listened. I did! We just thank him for sacrificing everything that he did.”

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