Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is currently pursuing a collusion case against the NFL, alleging that owners are conspiring to keep him out of the league, and you can add LeBron James to the group of people that think that Kaepernick is being blackballed. Per ESPN:
"I love football, but I'm not part of the NFL," James told ESPN following the Cleveland Cavaliers' practice Sunday. "I don't represent the NFL. I don't know their rules and regulations. But I do know Kap is getting a wrong doing. I do know that. Just watching, he's an NFL player. He's an NFL player and you see all these other quarterbacks out there and players out there that get all these second and third chances that are nowhere near as talented as him. It just feels like he's been blackballed out of the NFL. So, I definitely do not respect that."
James lauded Kaepernick’s charitable contributions and work in the community, something he is obviously also passionate about. Kaepernick become a divisive national figure after kneeling in protest of police brutality during the playing of the National Anthem before games.