Jazz star Donovan Mitchell fires back at people who don’t like him speaking out
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell is not afraid to speak out, even it means losing a few fans here and there.
In the wake of the NBA players’ protest earlier this week that saw teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers boycott their postseason games, Mitchell emphasized that he will continue to use his platform for good and speak out on issues that matter.
While some people wish that everything will go back to normal where they can simply enjoy games and watch their favorite players perform incredible plays and feats of athleticism, the Jazz star pointed out that it will not happen. After all, sparking change through their platform is the “new normal” for NBA players like him.
Mitchell also sent a stern message to those people who don’t like him speaking out.
Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) addressed the idea of 'getting back to normal': "This is normal for us. This is everyday for us. I don't think people quite understand that." Says he will continue to speak on important issues and if some people don't like it, "too bad."
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) August 29, 2020
Sure enough, this is not the first time that Donovan Mitchell addressed the criticisms on players and the NBA taking a stand against racism, police brutality and social injustices in the US.
Before the NBA restart, the Jazz guard fired back at those so-called “fans” who questioned the league for putting “Black Lives Matter” on the courts in Disney world. He also once asked fans how they can openly cheer for players while strongly opposing them for speaking out on the issue that matters to them.
To recall, there were questions if the NBA will be able to restart amid the Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more innocent African Americans. However, players all agreed that they can use their platform in the restart to bring awareness and make concrete change.
Mitchell, the Jazz and the whole NBA are using the opportunity wisely, and the league will continue to make a stand until real change is made.