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Justice Winslow Calls Out League, NBPA for Its Handling of NBA Return

He is not the first and will certainly not be the last, but Memphis Grizzlies forward Justice Winslow didn’t mince any words when calling out both the NBA and NBPA in an Instagram post.

Winslow believes the league is prioritizing revenue over player safety and has felt disrespect by the NBPA’s lack of communication throughout the process. The 24-year old also questioned the validity of the “Smart Ring” which players will be required to wear throughout their stay at the Orlando Disney World complex.

“This s— ain’t even bout basketball or our safety anymore,” his Instagram post read. “All About The Benjamins baby. Not sure if they really care if we get corona. FOH.”

The Memphis Grizzlies will be one of the 22 teams slated to report to Florida next month, but Winslow, like numerous other players remain uncertain. As Florida cases skyrocket, players are wary of playing in the midst of a global pandemic in what appears to be the new epicentre for the virus.

While players will more than likely be on quarantine lockdown at the resort, there is concern over the staff that will be on-hand throughout the duration of the season. Players are set to undergo testing next week.

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