NBA Restart: 2019-20
NBA Restart: 2019-20

NBA, NBPA reportedly approve social justice messages on jerseys

From NBA media reports

Jul 3, 2020 3:17 PM ET

LeBron James can change the wording on the back of his jersey if he chooses to do so.

The NBA and its players association have reportedly agreed on social justice messages that can be displayed on the back of jerseys.

ESPN's Marc Spears revealed the news.

The list of the approved suggested social messages, per the source, for the back of the NBA jerseys: 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.

The 29 different messages are intended to help keep the focus on topics such as police brutality and systemic racism. Last week, the NBA and NBPA agreed that shedding light on these issues will be a shared goal of the 2019-20 season restart in Orlando.

“The league and the players are uniquely positioned to have a direct impact on combating systemic racism in our country, and we are committed to collective action to build a more equal and just society,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “A shared goal of our season restart will be to use our platform in Orlando to bring attention to these important issues of social justice."


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