Report: NBA, NBPA agree on list of social messages that can be worn on jerseys
The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement on the social justice messages that players can wear above the number on the back of their jerseys when the 2019-20 campaign resumes on July 30, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
The messages can be worn during the first four days of the NBA restart, and the space will not inhibit the area where players have their last names.
NBA players can have a first and second choice for the message. If a player wants to don the message beyond the four-day limit, they can, but their last name will have to be beneath.
The list of approved suggestions consists of the following: Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can’t Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor.
Last month, the NBA officially announced that a restart featuring 22 teams will begin at Disney World in Orlando at the end of July.
On June 24, the NBA and NBPA announced an agreement to continue fighting systematic racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis in late May.
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