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Is LeBron James making a political statement on this latest Sports Illustrated cover?

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Estabrook Group)

LeBron James has been named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsperson of the Year" — but is the NBA star using the honor to make a political statement?

On the magazine's Dec. 19 cover, James is photographed sporting a posh beige suit over a turtle neck of the same color.

But look closely on James' left lapel, and you'll see a safety pin attached.

A number of Americans began wearing safety pins after Donald Trump was elected president last month to show solidarity with those afraid of the Republican's hardline immigration and law enforcement policies. But as TheBlaze previously reported, the movement got its start in the United Kingdom earlier this year, when the country voted to leave the European Union, partly over concerns of the multi-nation organization's leniency toward accepting immigrants.

James has not publicly said he wore the safety pin in support of the movement.

A representative for the Cleveland Cavaliers small forward did not immediately respond to TheBlaze when asked for comment on Thursday.

(H/T: Fox News)

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