Kap and King James’s message on and off the field lands them amongst Time Magazine’s most prestigious list.
Today, Time Magazine announced the 100 fortunate public figures to make their Most Influential List Of People. Promising his hometown team a NBA World Championship, LeBron James ended a 52 year drought when the Cavs came back from 3-1 down to win the franchise’s first NBA world championship. His amazing performance landed him on the magazine’s elite list of powerful influencers. In addition, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made a powerful stand that changed the way athletes utilitzed their platform as public figures. “Kap” had the entire nation in a frenzy when he took a kneel during the singing of the national anthem out of protest of police brutality and racial inequality. Actions like this is what landed the former University Of Nevada great onto the list. His defiant stand created such a huge uproar where he received death threats as well being called out of his name on a frequent basis before every away game. Despite the disappointing season the 49ers had, Kap was able to overcome all the criticism and turn his message to an powerful positive outreach for change in society. Other than protesting, Colin donated to various charities and scholarship funds for under privilege youth. Joining Kaepernick and Bron Bron on the list in the sports industry were New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, and Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.