CNN Interview: LeBron talks about racism, Ray Rice & the father he never knew
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LeBron had a very honest conversation about racism, domestic violence and the father he never knew with the always awesome Rachel Nichols for a recent CNN interview.
When asked about the Ray Rice incident, LeBron said:
“I left it as simple as this: ‘Never put your hand on a woman. Never put your hand on a classmate that’s a female. It’s not allowed, it’s not condoned in this house, and it shouldn’t be condoned in this world. And your dad would never put his hand on your mother.’”
Rachel also brought up LeBron’s Instgram message to his Dad from earlier in the year and asked him why he posted it.
“My whole life growing up I just kinda always said ‘why me, Why me, why didn’t my dad wan’t to be around? I feel like I’m a pretty cool kid, I’m a good kid, why wouldn’t he want to be around for me?’ And as I got older, when I had my own family, I started to think the reason he wasn’t there is the reason why I became so strong mentally, so loving to my mother. I am who I am today because he wasn’t there, because I use it as motivation. Everything that I’ve gained, he has a role in that.”
Source: USA Today For The Win