FRISCO, Texas. LeBron James asked this week why he wasn’t asked about a 65-year-old photo of Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones.
At age 14, Jones attended a 1957 desegregation demonstration at his high school in Arkansas.
Jones responded on Friday with a lengthy compliment on James.
“First of all, you have to hear how I think about LeBron,” Jones said during his regularly scheduled appearance on 105.3 radio The Fan. I don’t know anyone I respect more. anyone who took every opportunity they had and maximized it. [has he been] great sports ambassador, he took up sports, took his seats and used these platforms.”
Jones recalled how much it meant to him when James supported the Cowboys. The team owner once suggested that the NBA start a contract to play tight end for Dallas.
“I want to make sure you know where I’m from,” Jones said. “The buttons came off my vest, so to speak, when he talked about how much he is a fan of the Cowboys. He would make a great tight end. It doesn’t change. There is nothing about this that could change. And I heard what he had to say.
“Of course, he has influence, and just because of all of the above. His accomplishments, how he used his sport and how he used his platform. How did we do it. He improved basketball, he made a lot of people a lot of money. I hope so do I.”
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