Sports Report: Union unlikely to place names of police brutality victims on jerseys

03:01  01 july  2020
03:01  01 july  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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

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

Putting names on the jerseys would ensure that the topic stays on Americans’ minds with life Angel McCoughtry wants to put the names of people killed or injured by police on WNBA jerseys . How to fight white supremacy and police brutality if you don't feel comfortable attending protests because of

McCoughtry has proposed placing the names of police brutality victims on the back of WNBA players’ jerseys . In an Instagram post Monday, McCoughtry said that she is working with her team, the Las Vegas Aces, and the league, asking that players be allowed to place the first and last name

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The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are unlikely to approve a plan that will allow players to place the names of police brutality victims on their jerseys when the 2019-20 season resumes at Walt Disney World in Orlando, sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Those within the union are reportedly concerned about "respecting the family's right to pick the player they would want honoring the name" and causing any "unnecessary pain" by leaving out other victims of police violence.

However, it doesn't necessarily mean players won't be able to bring attention to the Black Lives Matter movement when they take the court next month.

NBA: Political messages soon on NBA jerseys?

 NBA: Political messages soon on NBA jerseys? The NBA and the players' union NBPA are apparently currently in talks to allow players political messages on their jerseys. Many players have actively participated in protests against social injustice, racism and police violence in the past few weeks and also want to present their messages on the NBA stage. © provided by SPOX The jerseys of the two Lakers stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James could have political messages in Orlando.

Police brutality in the U.S. While Black Lives Matter has become a controversial movement within the U.S., it has brought more attention to the number and frequency of police shootings of civilians.

Use of teargas, batons, pepper spray, fists, feet and vehicles against protesters sparks lawsuits and international condemnation.

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.

The NBA and WNBA are also reportedly planning to paint Black Lives Matter inside the sidelines of all courts that will host games when their respective seasons resume.

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