The NBA plans to highlight social justice issues when the game resumes.
The courts that will be used for ESPN Wide World games at the sports complex near Flash in Orlando will have “Black Lives Matter” painted on them. ESPN reported this information on Monday.
The NBA will use three arenas at the Disney site as the regular season ends on July 30, 22 of the league’s 30 teams.
The National Basketball Basketball Players’ Association and the League have discussed ways to spread the message of equality and police reform since the death of George Floyd sparked a nationwide and global outcry.
Oklahoma City Thunder Guard NBPA president Chris Paul recently told ESPN that the players had received permission from the league to promote social justice in place of their names on the uniforms.
“We’re just trying to shed light on the various issues of social justice that the boys around our league are discussing day after day,” Paul said. “People are saying that Orlando’s social justice will be out of everyone’s mind. With this jersey, it doesn’t go away. “
According to Paul, the names “Black Lives Matter” or “I Can’t Breathe” or George Floyd, Brecona Taylor or Ahmad Arberry can be seen in uniforms. Taylor and Arberio were shot dead this year.
According to ESPN, the WNBA could also follow the NBA’s lead for the 2020 season by imposing “Black Lives Matter” on its court at the IMG Academy in Bradenton’s flat. The report further states that WNBA players may wear pragmat shirts with the statement “Say her name” if they want to focus on Taylor and other women who have been victims of police brutality.