6:20 PM PT – Lebron james And all of his Lakers teammates participated in a kneeling performance during the anthem, before lashing out against the LA Clippers.
The Clippers also knelt … all coaches, staff and referees worked the game.
4:44 PM PT – NBA Comish Adam silver Addressing the decision of both teams to kneel before the game, they said they would not face punishment for the gesture.
“I respect the unified act of our teams for peaceful protest for social justice and will not require our long-lasting governance while playing our national anthem under these unique circumstances.”
Powerful moment from NBA restart – where every player on both the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz Kneeling in solidarity during the national anthem.
It was a statement Thursday evening at the first official game of the NBA restart – which closed in an atmosphere of bubbles at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
It seems that every coach and referee in the building also knelt like stars Rudy Gobert, Lone ball, Zion Williamson And Donovan michelle.
All the players were wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts – and stood behind BLM Arts in center court.
The song was performed by the musician John batiste – Instrument featuring heavy guitar and piano elements.
Players held arms in hand during the anthem – some players raised their fists.
After the anthem, Shaquille O’neal Everyone involved was praised – saying that kneeling was “beautifully in unity – good to see.”
He added, “We have to continue the fight, we have to continue the movement … Now we have to vote.”
Charles barclay Also weighed … saying, “If people don’t kneel, they’re not bad people. I want to make that clear.”
Barclay said that if a person doesn’t want to bend the knee, “they shouldn’t move.”
Certainly, the kneeling movement was started by Colin Kaepernick Which states that the purpose of the demonstration is to cast a spotlight on police brutality and social injustice.
The NBA allowed players to change their names on the back of their jerseys with social justice messages.
Zion’s jersey says “Peace.” Lonzo Ball says “equality.” Brandon IngramSays “freedom.” Mike conleySays, “I am a man.”
Originally Published – 3:55 pm PT