LeBron James is only one game away from winning his fourth NBA championship, but the Los Angeles Lakers star focused on the vice president debate on Wednesday.
James has already said he would enter the campaign for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, and in August he expressed his support for Senator Kamala Harris as vice president. So it came as no surprise when James used a viral moment in Wednesday night’s debate to hit Vice President Mike Pence.
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An annoying bug landed on Pence’s head about halfway through the only vice president debate of this election and lingered for a few minutes, unbeknownst to the vice president.
James shared a snapshot of the moment on his Instagram saying, “You all know what the flies̵
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James has often used his platform to be a voice for the victims of police brutality and social injustice.
UFC fighter Colby Covington, an outspoken Trump supporter, targeted James last month calling him and other “smart athletes”.
“I want to dedicate this fight to all the first responders, all the military out there,” he said after his victory over Tyron Woodley. “This world wouldn’t be safe without you guys, you keep us safe and not these smart athletes. I’m sick of these spineless cowards like LeBron James. “
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The NBA community leapt to his defense but James remained silent.
Los Angeles moves into a game of its 17th NBA title when it wins the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Finals on Friday night.