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Sports AD decides not to put social justice statement on jersey

06:30  13 july  2020
06:30  13 july  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Report: NBA working to let players put social justice statements on jerseys

  Report: NBA working to let players put social justice statements on jerseys The National Basketball Players Association is working with the league and Nike to give players the option of replacing the name on their jersey with a social justice statement, sources told the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner. The NBPA sent players initial details of the plan Saturday, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. One of the reported concerns from players in recent weeks is how they'll be able to use their platform to speak up about issues, such as anti-Black racism and police brutality, once they enter the NBA's bubble in Florida.

In order to promote social justice and racial equality, the NBA is allowing players to replace the name on the back of their jerseys with a pre-approved list of Among those who chose not to list a message includes the Lakers LeBron James, who is keeping his own name to express his displeasure with the

"I commend anyone that decides to put something on the back of their jersey . It is just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my The vast majority of NBA players have decided to pick a social justice message when play resumes in Orlando, Florida. James is one of just about 17

Anthony Davis in a blue uniform holding a ball © Icon Sportswire / Getty

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis won't be putting a social justice statement on the back of his jersey to replace his last name.

"I think the name Davis is something that I try to represent every time I try to step on the floor, my family," Davis told reporters during a video conference call Sunday, including ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Teammate LeBron James also didn't pick any of the 29 statements the NBA and its players' association approved, saying the available choices "didn't seriously resonate with my mission."

Last week, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said 17 players decided not to put a social justice message on the back of their jerseys.

Magic's Fultz, Raptors' VanVleet vow to continue fighting for social justice

  Magic's Fultz, Raptors' VanVleet vow to continue fighting for social justice Markelle Fultz and the Orlando Magic will be among 22 teams competing at Walt Disney World when the 2019-20 NBA season resumes in late July. The former No. 1 overall pick believes the league's return won't necessarily take away from the work he and his peers have done in the fight for social justice. "I think as long as we're safe, this is something that we all need," Fultz told reporters during a Monday conference call, including ESPN's NickThe former No. 1 overall pick believes the league's return won't necessarily take away from the work he and his peers have done in the fight for social justice.

"I commend anyone that decides to put something on the back of their jersey . It is just something that didn't seriously resonate with my mission, with my The vast majority of NBA players have decided to pick a social justice message when play resumes in Orlando, Florida. James is one of just about 17

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can't be contained on the back of a basketball jersey . The Los Angeles Lakers superstar But we're doing everything to make sure everyone stays safe during this pandemic. Adam Silver has given me no reason to not believe him since he took over.

"I didn't know what to decide: Should I have a social justice message or should I have my last name there? I just think my last name is something that is very important to me," Davis said. "Also social justice as well."

"But just holding my family name and representing the name on the back to go through this process and my name and people who've been with me through my entire career to help me get to this point," he added. "While still kind of bringing up things that we can do for social injustice."

The jerseys used in each team's opening game will be auctioned off, with proceeds going to a player-administered social justice fund.

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Nuggets' Barton: Jersey messages won't make enough impact .
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Denver guard Will Barton said Friday that he decided against wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey at the NBA restart because he does not believe it those actions will make enough of a real impact. Many NBA players took advantage of the chance to wear a saying like “Black Lives Matter” or “Equality” on the backs of their jerseys for the season that will resume July 30 at Walt Disney World. “At the end of the day, none of these platforms are going to be enough,” Barton said.

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