Recently, the NBA released a list of acceptable statements to be worn on the back of NBA player’s jerseys. Some players have almost instantaneously chosen what social justice statement they would want as they play in the NBA’s continued season.
Portland Trailblazers star Damian Lillard and Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green have chosen to utilize the words “How Many More?”
Enes Kanter, Marvin Bagley III and Aaron Gordon have all chosen to represent the simple but insanely powerful word “Freedom”
Chris Paul will wear: “Equality”.
Using these words on the back of jerseys shows that although basketball is coming back, the main focus is still on getting equality in this country. Expect more and more players to come out and choose their social justice statement in the near future.
- Rudy Gobert, Jazz: “Equality”
- CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers: “Education Reform”
- Jusuf Nurkic, Trail Blazers: “Equality”
- Kent Bazemore, Kings: “Education Reform”
- Matisse Thybulle, 76ers: “Vote”
- Pat Connaughton, Bucks: “Equality”
- Meyers Leonard, Heat: “Equality”
- Ivica Zubac, Clippers: “Enough”
- Moe Wagner, Wizards: “Vote”