Lake Buena Vista, Fla.-LeBron James arrived in the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday to beat the Utah Jazz 116-108-the game won the team’s first seed in the Western Conference in a decade. The black T-shirt is designed to convey a bigger message than basketball.
The front is a white silkscreen, with a stopwatch on it, the time is 8:46 on it, and the words “Minneapolis” on the bottom. There are several stopwatches on the back-all frozen at 8:46-below the names of various cities, including New York, Houston, Tokyo and Paris. There is a message below the stopwatch: “The world is watching this time.”
Before the arrest of George Floyd on May 25, James wore this T-shirt for hours after James̵
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died when a white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck, and Floyd repeatedly stated that he could not breathe. Initially, it was reported that Chauvin knelt on Freud’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, but the prosecutor later stated that the time was 7:46.
James said he had not seen the nearly 10 minutes of human body photography released by the Daily Mail on Monday-Floyd used the gun only six seconds after a police officer approached and knocked on the car window during ignition. Pointing to him fell, his hands were raised-but he planned to do so.
James’ shirt was designed by Sloan and Bennett and commissioned by Klutch Sports, the agency representing James. Sloan and Bennett is a black-owned company founded by James Patrick Christopher. James Patrick Christopher is a professional player from overseas and the G League. He is from Compton, California.
James said: “It took you 8 minutes and 46 seconds, a police officer gave his knee to someone’s throat for too long. It doesn’t matter whether it is video or not.” “No one should lose his life, because if I can avoid me What you see and everything the world sees, then this is the whole point of the T-shirt: the world is watching. Everyone knows the time. Everyone knows what happened.”
The star of the Lakers, in the best performance in Orlando, Florida, scored 16 goals, 9 goals, 22 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Canadian national anthem, and then play the Toronto Raptors on the weekend.
James said: “I think it only took a little more than four minutes.” He responded to the recent views of the Raptors Kyle Lowry and Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers. “Actually, as a team, we as a team had to switch our knees from one knee to the other because they started to get sore. They started to hurt a bit. It was just a little more than four. Minutes. .”
Having spent nearly four weeks with the Lakers on the NBA’s Walt Disney World Resort campus, one of the 22 teams that were invited to the league to restart ended one was interrupted by nearly four due to the Coronavirus James During the half-month season, he said that it was obvious that coming to Orlando helped him and his companions pursue social change.
James said: “Before we got here, there had been too much conversation, so that here, the bubble, we will get rid of the main problem when we play basketball.” “I think that is the absolute opposite. It gives us every day Opportunities to talk about, passionate about what is happening in your personal life, what is happening in society, we try to make changes. Dynamic, heard by people and use this platform, this is the NBA, the most popular in the world game.
“And we have this support. We have the support of the league. We have the support of the league. Every player, whether he says it or not, feels that they feel powerful, so if they feel they want to say something What, or feel that they want to be a topic, they don’t have to feel pressured, and they don’t have to feel that they won’t be heard by others, just like they won’t be heard by others. It’s a great thing to support it: as a Alliance and everyone, we have been able to express our truth.”
James spent more than half of the post-match media meetings (four of the six questions he raised) for social justice. When the game started, he responded with a serious attitude.
For James, who considers himself a student of basketball history, this is an important night. After five years of drought in the playoffs, the Lakers became the first team to win the No. 1 seed. Los Angeles will play its first playoff game since 2013 later this month, when James will compete for the first seed in the fifth playoff game of his career. In the past two times, his team has won all victories.
However, just like James’ free agent decision to join the Lakers in 2018 changed the destiny of Los Angeles, a year later Anthony Davis’s trade brought the team back to the championship battle.
Davis set a season-low 7-goal attempt in the weekend’s loss to Toronto. In the game against Toronto, he made 13 of 28 shots and the Lakers led by 42 points.
James said of Davis: “When you are a great player, you learn from one game.” “You adjust. Then in the next game you make it a different thing, he is tonight Definitely did it.”
Davis’s performance includes scoring 24 points in the second half, marking his 20th time this season, scoring halftime, even more than 20 points, and making him the only other than Kobe Bryant to have 20 20s in the past 10 seasons. The Lakers who score above points. years.
Davis was told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in a post-game interview: “It’s meaningful to be with him. I just shudder.” “It’s hard to always talk about him, but being with him belongs to a category. This means a lot. And I know he is looking down on us and cheering for us, so we want to do it for him. Like I said, even the honor mentioned by his name.”
Bryant led the Lakers to become the best No. 1 seed in the Western Conference last time and brought the Lakers to that position in 2010.
Davis said: “It’s been a long time for the Lakers nation.” “We are trying to be the best team we can be… It’s a good feeling. Obviously, we are not done yet. There is still a long way to go, but this is a good achievement for our organization.”