LeBron James praises Kyle Korver for criticism of white privilege
- Utah Jazz veteran writes about race for Players’ Tribune
- Highlights recent racial abuse of Russell Westbrook
LeBron James has praised his former teammate Kyle Korver for an essay he published on the subject of white privilege.
The veteran Utah Jazz player, who was a teammate of James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, wrote an article for the Players’ Tribune after reflecting on two incidents in recent years. His friend and teammate Thabo Sefolosha had his leg broken during an arrest outside a nightclub in 2015, and was later found not guilty of any crime. This year Russell Westbrook was the subject of racist invective from a fan at a Jazz game – the fan was later banned by Utah for life.