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LeBron James may not be on the court but he won’t sit ever sit idly when he feels disrespect. That goes for politicians as well. And the latest politician to go after LeBron James and get a response out of him was United States senator from Texas, Ted Cruz.
LeBron has been a vocal opponent of Cruz before, but this time Cruz directly insulted something very important to James. “More Than A Vote” the non-profit organization LeBron James and Maverick Carter helped found to combat voter suppression shared a new video with former NFL quarterback Michael Vick. Vick had been part of ‘More Than A Vote’ as a voice and someone who the organization helped, as Vick’s quest to restore his voting rights after being a convicted felon were chronicled by “More Than A Vote.”
As states like Georgia and Florida try to make voting more difficult, “More Than A Vote” turned to Vick again. Which is where Cruz decided to share the video with Vick and turn it into a comment on the dogfighting charges that landed Vick in jail, which Vick served his time for. James then shared a quote from author James Baldwin in response to Cruz’s insult.
James has gone at Cruz before. During the 2018 midterm elections, during which Cruz was up for re-election, James wore a hat for challenger Beto O’Rourke during a game in Cruz’s state of Texas.
James did this while he and his team are in Charlotte for the final game of their road trip on Tuesday night.