LeBron reflects on MLK's legacy, criticizes Trump on holiday

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Published 12:37 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018 | Updated 1:52 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice.

A life given for love.

“He had a vision and he took a bullet for all of us,” James said.

As he and the Cavaliers prepared Monday to host the defending champion Golden State Warriors, one of 11 games on the NBA’s holiday schedule, James said honoring King’s memory and message is more vital than ever.

“For us to stand here even though we’re trying to be divided right now by somebody, today is a great day for people to realize how America was built and how we all have to stand united in order to be one,” he said. “Especially as Americans because we believe, we all know and we all believe, this is the greatest country in the world.”

That “somebody” James was referring to is President Trump, whom the…

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