Akron, Ohio's favorite son is defending one of its most historic business, Goodyear, in the face of a call to boycott the company by President Donald Trump. Lebron James said Akron won't "break" when faced with adversity or criticism. (Aug. 20)
- Did you have any concern yesterday when the president urged people to boycott Goodyear, what that, you know, could mean in the community [INAUDIBLE] a lot of-- a lot of jobs and things back home there?
LEBRON JAMES: No, I know-- I know my people of Akron, and I know what-- what Goodyear means to our city. So, you know, one thing about us, we-- we don't-- we don't bend and we don't fold and we don't break for nobody. So I'm not worried about that. Not only has Goodyear been great for my city, for the history of my city, but for-- for the country in what they've-- what they've represented.
It's unbelievable, unbelievable brand, unbelievable history. So we stand strong, and we always unite. Especially in my-- my city, we've always felt like we've been counted out, you know, being a small city, and-- and that's what rally us even more and makes us even stronger. So shoutout salute to all the workers, men and women at Goodyear, over the-- over the course of their history and-- and to the city-- to the city of Akron.