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LeBron James: Trump's Immigration Ban 'Divides and Excludes People'

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers gets to the basket for a second half dunk in front of Jerami Grant #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at Quicken Loans Arena on Jan. 29, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 04:40 PM

Lebron James is against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, the NBA star told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview about winning the NAACP Jackie Robinson Award.

"I am not in favor of this policy or any policy that divides and excludes people," James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I stand with the many, many Americans who believe this does not represent what the United States is all about. And we should continue to speak out about it."

"Diversity is what makes this country so great," he added. "We should all continue to speak up and fight for ideas that bring people together regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs or any other differences."

THR noted the NBA has players from at least 35 countries, many of them Muslim-Americans.

The NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast Saturday, and James said he was humbled by receiving the award, which previously was given to legends such as Muhammed Ali and Jim Brown.

"I've got a long way to go to have the kind of impact these great leaders have been able to have," he told THR, referring to Robinson as well other great athletes before him. "I hope to continue building on the legacy they started."

James received the award because of his charitable work on behalf of young people, including providing college educations to thousands in Akron, Ohio, his hometown where he still lives with wife Savannah and three children.

James is becoming increasingly involved in television and movies, with multiple pilots in the works at NBC and CBS, according to THR. He also will star in a sequel to “Space Jam,” among other projects.

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