NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant wear No 7 #ImWithKap jerseys in support of Colin Kaepernick on Super Bowl weekend
- Colin Kaepernick took stand against racial inequality and police brutality
- He took a knee during the national anthem before games back in 2016
- Kaepernick has become inspiring figure and Nike made him an ambassador
- Limited edition shirts with No 7 on were worn by LeBron James and Kevin Durant
LeBron James and Kevin Durant both offered their support for Colin Kaepernick by wearing his limited edition #ImWithKap jerseys.
The NBA stars showed solidarity with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who tweeted his appreciation.
On Super Bowl weekend with the NFL dominating the news agenda, both James and Durant’s gestures were powerfully timed.
Kevin Durant (left) and LeBron James both wore the No 7 limited edition jerseys
Kaepernick wrote: ‘Thank you to my Brother Kevin Durant for rockin with me, especially this week!’
After teaming up with Nike last year, the 31-year-old began selling the limited edition No 7 jerseys.
He was the face of an advertising campaign last summer for the sportswear giant after becoming an inspirational figure for his protest against racial inequality and police brutality in the United States.
James made a point of wearing the jersey on Super Bowl weekend in the United States
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to take a knee before games in 2016 while the national anthem was being played.
His protests were criticised heavily by conservatives, led by Donald Trump, with some dramatically posting videos of themselves destroying Nike products in order to make a point.
Kaepernick remains a free agent and a number of NFL franchises have steered clear of signing him in fear of any adverse publicity.
James and Durant ensured his message continues to be heard loud and clear over the hubbub surrounding Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.
Kaepernick was the man who introduced kneeling for the anthem in protest back in 2016