LeBron James ditches Dallas Cowboys after kneeling protests response

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has been seen over the years cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, even though he is from Akron, Ohio. 

It now seems that allegiance to Jerry Jones’ team is a thing of the past. 

James went on Instagram Live with longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter on Thursday and was asked if he was still a Cowboys fan. 

He said he didn’t like how the Cowboys front office handled the aftermath when players around the league were kneeling during the playing of the national anthem in protest to racial inequality and police brutality in the United States.

“Nah man I had to sit put on the Cowboys man. It just a lot of things that were going on when guys were kneeling, and freedom of speech and wanting to do it in a very peaceful manner.” James said. “The organization was like ‘if you do that around here, you won’t ever play for this franchise again.’ I just didn’t think that was appropriate.”

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Lebron James throws a football at AT&T Stadium before a game in 2013.

James now says he is “all in” on the Cleveland Browns, who currently are 2-5 this season. 

During the livestream, James announced he is collaborating with Thursday Night Football for an alternate stream called “TNF in The Shop,” based on his unscripted series that first premiered on HBO in 2019.

The first episode will air Nov. 17, when the Tennessee Titans take on the Green Bay Packers.