Using his platform and prominence, basketball superstar, LeBron James, once again spoke out about George Floyd, said ESPN.
Even before he spoke, James had the words fixed on his t-shirt.
On the front of his shirt, in white screen print, there was a stopwatch showing the time 8:46 on its face, with “Minneapolis” printed below it.
While on the back, there were several stopwatches — all frozen at 8:46.
It has with various city names below them, including New York, Houston, Tokyo and Paris.
Meanwhile, below the stopwatches writes: “The World is Watching This Time.”
Coincidentally, James wore the T-shirt hours after body camera video surfaced of Floyd’s arrest on May 25th.
The video highlights the events before he was killed while in the custody of the Minneapolis police.
The report said, Sloan and Bennett and Klutch Sports designed James’ shirt.
It is the agency that represents James.
Sloan and Bennett is a Black-owned business founded by James Patrick Christopher.
He is a former professional basketball player overseas and in the G League.
African-American Floyd, died after a police officer kneeled over his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
7 Minutes, 46 Seconds
It was initially reported that former officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes, 46 seconds, but prosecutors on the case have since said the time was 7:46.
Regardless, James still believed otherwise.
“You think about 8 minutes and 46 seconds, an officer having his knee on someone’s throat for that long. Video or no video, it doesn’t matter.”
“No one deserved to lose their life when it could have been prevented from what I’ve seen and from what the world has seen.
So that’s what the T-shirt is all about: The world is watching. Everyone knows the time. Everyone knows what’s going on.”
James claimed he did not see the footage leaked by The Daily Mail.