Gregg Popovich heaps massive praise on LeBron James, puts him in same class as Muhammad Ali

Robert Marvi
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In addition to his stellar and still-growing resume on the basketball court, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is building quite a resume as an activist off the court.

In fact, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who is a fine activist in his own right, had some very high praise for the four-time MVP.

James has spoken out on many social and political issues over the past few years. He has denounced systemic racism numerous times, as well as the lack of accountability for police officers who shoot and/or kill unarmed Black individuals.

James has also been a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, so much so that Trump recently fired back at the superstar during a campaign rally as the crowd egged him on.

The Akron, Ohio native has also put his money where his mouth is. He started the I Promise School in his hometown to make sure that underprivileged children will get the high quality education they need and deserve.

More recently, James launched the More Than a Vote initiative to help combat voter suppression and increase voter turnout among people of color.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.