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Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.

Nike this week unveiled the latest "Just Do It" campaign starring former San Francisco 49ers star Kaepernick, with one image reading: "Believe in something".

Baze says he fully supports Nike's decision to make Kaepernick a part of its 30th anniversary ad campaign.

The former 49ers quarterback is revealed as the narrator toward the end of the spot.

Following Nike's announcement, Americans have started burning their branded trainers and clothing in a demonstration of their own.


Anyway, in the advert, Kaep narrates inspiring messages about overcoming the odds while actual video of really inspirational athletes plays on the screen.

Williams was also questioned about the role of athletes in social activism and responded: "I don't think athletes have a role to play. In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn't do", Trump said. He threatened Nike in a tweet: "Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks".

The NFL, which gave in to pressure from Trump and ordered players not to kneel on the field during the anthem, nonetheless praised Kaepernick.

James, who features in the ad narrated by Kaepernick that is scheduled to air during the National Football League season opener between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, said that he stood by the sports giant during at a NY fashion show and awards ceremony.

Nike stock leveled off after the initial reaction to the ad. "Even if it means sacrificing everything".


Kaepernick is suing the NFL, saying its owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests that spread to teams nationwide.

When it comes to Serena Williams, the controversial and out of work quarterback praises her as "the greatest athlete ever" - while throwing similar compliments at stars like Odell Beckham, Shaquem Griffin and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.

"Colin Kaepernick drew our collective attention to the problem of continued racial injustice in America", said former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Twitter.

Newton said Kaepernick has his respect.

Barry Lowenthal, CEO of The Media Kitchen, praised the campaign and said Nike has long proven successful in using celebrity endorsements to promote its brand, a precursor to what is known as influencer marking in the social media age. Kaepernick said he would kneel instead of taking a full seat to protest police brutality and the police-involved killings of unarmed black men.


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