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Sports Report: NBA, WNBA courts to feature 'Black Lives Matter' when play resumes

04:46  30 june  2020
04:46  30 june  2020 Source:   thescore.com

WNBA jerseys to honor 'forgotten victims of racial violence'

  WNBA jerseys to honor 'forgotten victims of racial violence' The WNBA and WNBPA announced Monday the various ways the league will honor the Black Lives Matter movement throughout the upcoming campaign. During the opening weekend of the regular season later this month, players will wear special uniforms "to seek justice for the women and girls, including Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen, and many more who have been the forgotten victims of police brutality and racial violence." Players willDuring the opening weekend of the regular season later this month, players will wear special uniforms "to seek justice for the women and girls, including Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen, and many more who have been the forgotten victims of police brutality and racial

Last year when NBA players were ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirts, NBA commissioner Adam Silver also said while he supported their activism, he would prefer if they not violate uniform rules. The WNBA also honored three young players as honorary draft picks.

These players are not asking to be paid the same amount as NBA players , But they do wish to see a Despite support from NBA players , though, there remain people who clearly do not respect the As Matt Ellentuck argued, such quotes appear intended to create divisions between WNBA and NBA

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The NBA and WNBA are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" inside both sidelines of all courts that will host games when their respective seasons resume, sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe and Ramona Shelburne.

WNBA players have reportedly spoken with the league about wearing warm-up shirts with the phrase, "Say Her Name," to raise awareness for female victims of police brutality, including Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in her home in March.

Players from both leagues have participated in rallies across the U.S. to protest racial injustice and police brutality following George Floyd's death in police custody.

WNBA Players to Wear Jerseys with Names of Women Killed by Racial Violence, Including Breonna Taylor

  WNBA Players to Wear Jerseys with Names of Women Killed by Racial Violence, Including Breonna Taylor The athletes will also have "Black Lives Matter" and "Say Her Name" on their warm-up shirtsThe changes come as part of a league-wide push to better support social justice causes, the WNBA announced on Monday.

When the NBA attempts to resume its season next month at Walt Disney World near Orlando The NBA will officially resume play on July 30 after what will be a Several players , led most notably by Kyrie Irving, even advocated that they not play in Florida due to the Black Lives Matter movement

If you’re surprised that some NBA players are unsure if they want to resume playing basketball Sterling Brown’s case against the City of Milwaukee and its police department is still in court . WNBA players have already taken the lead on sitting out this season for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The National Basketball Players Association has been outspoken about ensuring that the NBA places an emphasis on social justice when it returns in late July.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard and NBPA president Chris Paul confirmed this week that the league and union are in talks to allow players to replace the last name on their jersey with a social justice statement when play resumes in Orlando.

English Premier League players swapped the last names on their jerseys for "Black Lives Matter" during the first round of matches following their league's return.

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