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NBA Players, Coaches Use MLK Day To Speak About Race Relations, President Trump

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 16 / 18

Cavaliers F LeBron James used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to "not only again voice his criticism" of President Trump, but to "express his fear of what the current leadership" in DC is inviting in America, according to a front-page piece by Marla Ridenour of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. James: "The state...

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