Regarding anti-racism protests, the NBA now wants to allow political slogans on Jerseys. The players want to carry issues of social justice to the outside world.
The NBA basketball pros will be allowed to wear slogans for social justice on the back of their jerseys at the restart of the season.
“We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the various issues of social justice that the guys in our league talk about every day,” Chris Paul, president of the NBPA players’ union, told ESPN’s The Undefeated.
Messages like “Black Lives Matter” on the Jerseys?
The Jerseys could have messages like “Black Lives Matter” or “I Can’t Breathe” – two popular protest calls from the movement that broke out in Minneapolis last month after the death of George Floyd.
Starting on July 30, 22 teams will each play eight games of the regular season at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, in order to play the play-off seeding. At the end of the regular season, the 16 best teams will start in the championship round, all series will be played in the traditional best-of-seven mode.
The Games will take place in three venues of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the Arena, the Field House and the Athletic Center. The best teams of the Western Conference so far will meet in the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers.