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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in Washington D.C. on Sunday, and The King used his footwear to send a not-so-subtle message to the president.

James, an outspoken opponent of Donald Trump and advocate for racial justice, wore one black sneaker and one white one, with the word “equality” written across the back of each. Asked after the game about his shoes, James referred to the man “at the helm” in D.C. and said the country won’t “let one person dictate to us as Americans how beautiful and how powerful we are as a people.”

“Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men, women, black or white or Hispanic,” he said.

Of course, LeBron is more than just dude who believes in racial equality. He’s also a pretty solid basketball player, a fact he has been showing off quite often lately. On Sunday, he put up 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists for his third straight (and 60th career) triple-double, as the Cavs beat the Wizards 106-99.

In yet another incredible performance, LeBron scored…

He passed…

And he blocked shots…

Stand up for an important cause, then take the court and ball out. A day in the life of LeBron James.

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