The basketball superstar - and new Los Angeles Laker - made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy from Harlem's Fashion Row. "And if companies do that, and encourage people to get more politically involved, then that's something", says Pearl Jacobs, of New Rochelle. Some people have said they are now more likely to buy Nike because of the apparent social stance while others sent the hashtag #BoycottNike trending.
In emotional remarks, James paid tribute to the three women in his life - his mother, wife and 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri.
The American footballer tweeted: "Believe in something".
The NBA star, who was wearing one of his favored shrunken-fit shorts suits by designer Thom Browne, called his daughter "my rock".
"I think he knew going into it what the risks were, I didn't think it would be to this magnitude, to be completely honest", Stafford said. "I was like, nobody's changing me, I'm a man".
Brian Gordon, CEO of Engine Shop, a sports and entertainment marketing agency, said the ad is provocative but "authentic to who they are and the communities they represent and speak to", including the athletes.
The ad stood out as a bold statement on racial justice from Nike and as the latest demonstration of the company's values, experts said.
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The Nike ad features a number of the world's biggest athletes and talks about dreams, goals and striving for the impossible before the kicker where Kaepernick is revealed and the catch phrase, 'Believe in something.
President Donald Trump has been persistently critical of NFL players protesting during the national anthem, a movement Kaepernick launched.
The new Nike adverts, unveiled just days before the start of the 2018 National Football League season, show a portrait of Kaepernick with the slogan: "Believe in something".
"It was tastefully done", she said.
He also said, "As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way - I mean, I wouldn't have done it, in another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn't do, but I personally am on a different side of it". A fashion show highlighted the work of designers Kimberly Goldson, Undra Duncan and Fe Noel, who together helped create the new shoe.