ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith made an emotional plea for LeBron James to break his silence on his vaccine plans, pointing to the disproportionate rate at which Black Americans are dying from the coronavirus.
Over the weekend, James called his choice to take the vaccine, “a conversation that my family and I will have,” adding, “Pretty much keep that to a private thing.” James said.
“When you decide to do something, that’s a conversation between you and your family and not for everybody. I’ll keep it that way,” he added.
Smith noted that he respect’s James’ decision to be private, especially considering “this nation’s history, its unethical behavior when it came to using Black folk as guinea pigs in our lives.”