LeBron James clarifies his remarks on American support for Brittney Griner in a tweet.
LeBron James launched the UNINTERRUPTED platform with business partner Maverick Carter in 2014
It was done in order to provide players a platform from which to address the most important issues in and out of the sports industry.
both were discussing in latest episode of UNINTERRUPTED's "The Shop,"
James and Carter talk about the detention of WNBA player Brittney Griner, who was detained in Russia in February and is still there while awaiting trial where she might receive a 10-year term.
James asks, "Now, how can she feel like America has her back?" in response to Griner's predicament.
James said, "I would be wondering if I even wanted to return to America."
While the clip in the teaser is only 10 seconds long
It is important to keep in mind, though, that until the complete episode is aired, it will be unable to fully understand James' statements owing to the manner in which the trailer is cut.
Later, James addressed the debate generated by his remark. He responded through Twitter, adding some extra context to the widely circulated comment.