Team USA's Complicated Relationship with Human Rights
LeBron James a few weeks ago said on ESPN, and the people at Aid Still Required told me recently, that the Beijing Olympics will be a time to make some big political points about Darfur and some other issues.
There was talk of a meeting among NBA players affiliated with Aid Still Required who would be in the games planning what form their activism would take in Beijing.
In the last few days, however, after Jerry Colangelo addressed the team about politics, it's hard to find any player on the team who is still feeling political.
In the video report below, LeBron James says it's time to focus on basketball, and in terms of Darfur, he says cryptically, "whatever happens, happens."
The impression he gave before was that whatever happened he might make happen. I don't get that feeling now that the Olympics are around the corner.