NBA, NBPA Plan to Paint ‘Black Live Matters’ on Courts in the Bubble
The NBA is taking the topic of social reform incredibly seriously.
Along with allowing its players to change the name on the back of their jerseys in honour of people affected by police brutality and racial discrimination in America, the NBA and the NBPA have agreed to paint ‘Black Live Matters’ on the courts in their Disney World bubble city.
Reporting with @ramonashelburne: the NBA is planning to paint Black Lives Matter near center court, inside both sidelines, in the arenas it uses for games in Orlando, sources told ESPN. Story coming soon on ESPN about this and other potential messaging in NBA and WNBA.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 29, 2020
Since the tragic murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that have followed, numerous players have voiced their desires for the league to act and use its platform to fight for social justice. The NBA has been in close communication with the players association to implement as many ideas to keep the conversation going.
The NBA still has a month to finalize its plans on the matter before play resumes.