LeBron James at Cowboys game Jan 12, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; LeBron James of the LA Lakers attends the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While he might have bigger things to worry about, LeBron James has admitted that he is no longer a Dallas Cowboys fan.

The Los Angeles Lakers star said he can’t support the team because Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wouldn’t allow players to take a knee during the national anthem protests.

“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,” James said during a live stream. “…The organization was like ‘if do that around here, you won’t ever play for this franchise again.’ I just didn’t think that was appropriate.”

Jones did say about five years ago that kneeling during the national anthem was, in his eyes, “disrespecting the flag.” Yet, he did kneel with his own team in solidarity and change his stance as well.

“That’s the great thing about America: Everybody has a difference,” Jones said in 2020 on 105.3  The Fan out of Dallas. “If our players are there, they are sensitive to and respect what America is as it relates to the flag. I’ll assure you that. I’d hope that our fans — and I think they will — understand that our players have issues that they need help on. They need help from the majority of America.”

James now supports the 2-5 Cleveland Browns who recently traded for troubled quarterback Deshaun Watson during the offseason, which many Cowboys fans were very quick to point out.

{USA Today Sports, Dov Kleiman}

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