LeBron speaking out on Darfur

Initially, LeBron James was criticized for not signing a teammate's letter in response to the ongoing genocide in Darfur. Now, James is speaking out on the issue and says he will continue to do so as the Olympics draw closer, writes Shelley Smith.

Originally Published: May 16, 2008
By Shelley Smith | ESPN

When LeBron James walked into our makeshift studio at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., we had no idea what the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar forward was going to say. We had asked for the interview for our "Outside the Lines" story on NBA athletes and political activism, specifically to see if he'd address why he declined to sign then teammate Ira Newble's letter a year ago, condemning China for its role in the genocide in Darfur.

At the time Newble presented the letter, ...

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