NBA & NBPA To Paint 'Black Lives Matter' On Court During Season Restart - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • NBA & NBPA To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Court During Season Restart
NBA & NBPA To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Court During Season Restart Full view

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

NBA & NBPA To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Court During Season Restart

When it was announced that the NBA would be resuming its season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, one of the biggest issues among some players was that if they enter the bubble community, they would be unable to participate in social justice movements that have popped up across the United States over the course of the last month.

Now, the league is considering painting “Black Lives Matter” on the court in Orlando for the season’s resumption. The league has also been toying with the idea of allowing players to instead have their last names on the back of their jerseys, have messages pertaining to social justice in that spot.

The NBA and NBPA have been discussing ways that they can use the platform that they have to make a stance on racial injustice as there have been numerous incidents in recent weeks where law enforcement officials have killed unarmed minorities such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

In the wake of Floyd’s death on May 25, numerous NBA players partook in protests in various cities across the U.S. to show their support for these movements.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Read more about:

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Tyler Melito

Latest News

WATCH: Broncos Install Misting Sanitation Station

WATCH: Broncos Install Misting Sanitation Station

The Denver Broncos tweeted out a video of their players going through what seems to be a makeshift sanitation station…

13 Members Of St. Louis Cardinals Test Positive For COVID-19

13 Members Of St. Louis Cardinals Test Positive For COVID-19

The St. Louis Cardinals are the newest MLB team to have a COVID-19 outbreak. Over the weekend, the league released…

Shohei Ohtani Gets MRI On Pitching Arm After Disastrous Showing

Shohei Ohtani Gets MRI On Pitching Arm After Disastrous Showing

Anaheim Angels’ DH/Pitcher Shohei Ohtani is going to get an MRI on his pitching arm after telling the team that he…

NHL Announces Zero Positive COVID Tests For Traveling Teams

NHL Announces Zero Positive COVID Tests For Traveling Teams

On Monday, the NHL announced that there were zero positive tests for COVID-19 of the 52 person traveling parties for…

Detroit Tiger’s Relief Pitcher Tyler Alexander Ties Record With 9 Consecutive Strikeouts

Detroit Tiger’s Relief Pitcher Tyler Alexander Ties Record With 9 Consecutive Strikeouts

In Game 1 of the Detroit Tigers series against the Reds, relief pitcher Tyler Alexander took the mound and struck…

Iowa Center Luka Garza Announces His Return To School

Iowa Center Luka Garza Announces His Return To School

On Monday, Iowa Hawkeye’s center Luka Garza in a letter posted to the school’s website announced that he would be withdrawing…

Oklahoma State Rep. Sean Roberts Threatens Thunder Players With Tax Penalty If They Kneel During Anthem

Oklahoma State Rep. Sean Roberts Threatens Thunder Players With Tax Penalty If They Kneel During Anthem

The backlash to the NBA restart’s message of social justice and racial equality has begun with Oklahoma state Rep. Sean…

Patriots’ Tight End Matt LaCosse Opts Out Of Season Adding To Teams Woes

Patriots’ Tight End Matt LaCosse Opts Out Of Season Adding To Teams Woes

The Patriots have, by far, the highest number of players who have opted out of the 2020 season with the…

Mets Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes No-Show At Braves Game, Opts Out Of Season

Mets Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes No-Show At Braves Game, Opts Out Of Season

In what would usually be a case of classic Mets bad luck and ineptitude is now just another entry in…

Veteran RB LeSean McCoy Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Veteran RB LeSean McCoy Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a normal NBA season, there is a time after the All-Star Break and the trade deadline where a lot…

ACC Sets Schedule Of 11 Games For Fall Football

ACC Sets Schedule Of 11 Games For Fall Football

While it is highly unlikely that there will be any more college football played in 2020, the ACC board of…

Giants Play ‘Black National Anthem,’ “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Prior To Home Opener

Giants Play ‘Black National Anthem,’ “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Prior To Home Opener

The San Francisco Giants, who were the first team to show solidarity with the BLM movement in calling for racial…