Rev. Al Sharpton is fired up about the athletes speaking out against police brutality -- saying they're making a "tremendous" impact around the country.
Sharpton is clearly impressed with stars from the NBA, MLB, NFL, tennis and beyond risking their careers to speak out against the shooting of Jacob Blake and other incidents involving black victims.
"They [the athletes] understand that their careers may last 3, 4, 5 years, but they're gonna be black forever … and that's why they need to be a part of this movement."
Sharpton says the reason the athletes are on the front lines is because "they live in these communities."
"They know that they could be treated the same way. And, I think it's a tremendous thing [that they're taking action]."
Sharpton says he admires and respects the athletes like LeBron James and others .... adding, "They've helped the movement tremendously."
Congressman Al Green was also out at the 'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks' rally in D.C. ... and also heaped praise on the athletes who have taken a stand.
Green also took a shot at White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, over his comments about the NBA boycotts.