NBA may allow social justice messages on jerseys when 2020 season returns
Were just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out, Paul told ESPNs The Undefeated. People are saying that social justice will be off of everybodys mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesnt go away.Personalized messages on the back of jerseys is one of many ways the NBA and NBPA plan to amplify social justice causes during the season comeback in Orlando. According to ESPN, these messages could include phrases (like "Black Lives Matter" or "I Can't Breathe"), names of social justice organizations, or the names of individuals who were killed by the police. Players and teams have been active at protests across the country, and on social media, to fight for social justice and the end to police brutality.
Benched: Greg Kelser discusses the end of Detroit Pistons season, praying for social change
DETROIT The NBA announced this week its plans to get back to action. Unfortunately that means the Detroit Pistons season is over, which is disappointing to Pistons broadcaster Greg Kelser. I wish we were apart of the group going to Orlando.Unfortunately, the Pistons were left out of this NBA restart. When the new season begins, Kelser hopes Christian Wood is a Piston. No country is great unless it takes care of all of its citizens.Kelser spent his Sunday marching for change in Detroit.
NBA suspends season until further notice over coronavirus
The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020, in the first NBA game without fans since the outbreak of the coronavirus. “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement sent shortly after 9:30 p.m. EDT. And about 90 minutes after that, the season was called off, effective when the last whistle was to blow Wednesday night. There are 259 games, roughly 21% of the schedule, left to play this season — and no one knows if, or when, things will resume. If the regular season ends here, it would be the end of Atlanta guard Vince Carter's 22-year playing career.