LeBron James can't support one NFL team because of the way ownership controls their players.
In a recent Instagram Live conversation, James explained that he stopped being a Dallas fan after members of the Cowboys' organization prevented players from kneeling during the National Anthem.
"LeBron James said on Instagram Live that he is no longer a #Cowboys fan because he can no longer morally support the team after ownership prevented the players from kneeling during the National Anthem. Says he's now a fan of the #Browns," Dov Kleiman tweeted Friday morning.
LeBron said the following when explaining why he's no longer a Cowboys fan:
"Nah man, I have to sit out on the Cowboys, man. It's just a lot of things that was going on during, you know, when guys were kneeling. A lot of people in their front office and a lot of people that ran the organization was like, 'If you do that around here, then you'll never play for this franchise again'," James said.
James continued by saying he's still a fan of several Cowboys, including wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, running back Ezekiel Elliott, and even coach Mike McCarthy.
In place of the Cowboys, LeBron says he's now a fan of the Cleveland Browns. James has received criticism, however, after many NFL fans were quick to point out the potential pitfalls of choosing the Cleveland Browns as a morally superior team to the Cowboys.
The Browns, 2-5, are slated to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football this week.