As the 2020 NBA Conference Finals tip off today, NBA players will debut new warm-up shirts displaying “VOTE” on the front. Created in partnership with the NBA and NBPA, each team will wear the warm-ups in their team colors for the remainder of the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and 2020 NBA Finals.
As previously announced, the NBA and NBPA are committed to taking leaguewide action in support of non-partisan efforts to expand voting access. Throughout the 2020 Conference Finals and NBA Finals, messages dedicated to promoting greater civic engagement in national and local elections and raising awareness around voter access and opportunity will be displayed during broadcasts via spots and signage. To date, 20 NBA teams have confirmed the use of their arena or team facilities for voting and civic engagement programming and all 30 teams will continue to support additional voter awareness and civic engagement efforts. To learn more about the earliest state voter registration deadlines and familiarize yourself with your state’s voting process, please visit www.vote.org.
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Western Conference Finals will begin later this week after tonight’s deciding Game 7 between the Denver Nuggets and LA Clippers at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.