The hot topic in sports right now is whether or not the major sports leagues should return despite the ongoing conversations that are being had on social justice. While some share the opposite opinion, Houston Texans receiver Kenny Stills believes sports could be a distraction right now.
Sports are a distraction from the movement.
— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) June 15, 2020
Due to the nation's ongoing protests in support of racial equality and against police brutality, some athletes have joined in on the Black Lives Matter movement. Plenty of NFL players, including Stills, have been outspoken following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
For years now, Stills has been among the players in the NFL who aren't afraid to speak their mind when it comes to social issues. The Texans big-play wide receiver was part of the small group of players that chose to kneel during the national anthem to show their support for Colin Kaepernick.
However, unlike Kaepernick, Stills has been able to remain in the NFL despite his vocal stance against racial injustice. Provided that, Stills' take on sports returning right now shouldn't come as a surprise.
While the coronavirus pandemic is still going on, the NBA is planning on returning to play in the near future. The NBA's plan is for all of the teams in the playoff race to fly out to Orlando and finish the season.
On the other hand, Kyrie Irving is one of the few players that are against the NBA returning due to the social justice work that remains ongoing. Stills shares the same opinion as Irving. It remains to be seen if a majority of Stills' and Irving's counterparts feel the same way.