When the LeBron James took a knee during the national anthem Saturday — as he has done for every game in the bubble to protest police violence — he added in a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
LeBron pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman 🙏 pic.twitter.com/CRIbU8BXWl
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 30, 2020
That’s the “Wakanda Forever” pose from the Black Panther movie, which starred Boseman, who died this week at the age of 43 due to cancer. That role and movie — along with playing that role in other movies in the Marvel universe, such as the last two Avengers films — made Boseman a massive star. And an icon in the Black community, something LeBron addressed after the game.
"Growing up as a black kid you had super heroes you looked up to that were not black," @KingJames said.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 30, 2020
LeBron also had paid tribute to Boseman on Instagram.
LeBron speaks for all of us there: We’re done with 2020 and F cancer.
The Lakers went on to beat the Trail Blazers 131-122 to eliminate Portland from the playoffs.