LeBron James & Uninterrupted Release Powerful Political Ad

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LeBron James is using his platform for justice in the wake of George Floyd's murder.

George Floyd's murder at the hands of the police has created a brand new movement in this country. It is a movement that is more organized, more united, and more motivated than ever. The goal is to eradicate police brutality while also advocating for social equality and equity amongst all races of people. Numerous athletes and celebrities have offered money to these causes and have also used their voices to propel real change. As you can imagine, LeBron James has been one of the most prominent voices on that front.

Today, LeBron released a powerful ad alongside his very own brand, Uninterrupted. As you can see in the clip below, we can hear a basketball bouncing in the background with words on the screen. The words say phrases like "shut up and dribble" which is something LeBron has heard all too often. Eventually, the basketball stops dribbling and bounces wildly as if the person has abandoned it. Then the words "shut up and lay still" appear on the screen.

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LeBron finishes off the add noting "this is why we can't just stick to sports." This advertisement is undeniably strong and will definitely make people stop and think before criticizing athletes for using their voice. Life is bigger than athletics and it's important to use your platform to speak up against injustice.

This is something LeBron knows all too well.

 


About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.