The National Basketball Players Association has partnered with Russell Westbrook’s clothing brand, Honor the Gift, to design 10 different shirts for players to wear in Orlando.
The NBPA partners with @russwest44 and his clothing line @honorthegiftco, where he also serves as Creative Director, to create a player exclusive collection that allow players to shed light on social injustice & honor the victims & families of those who continue to inspire us. pic.twitter.com/MvEIi0Dl8E
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) July 20, 2020
The player exclusive collection of shirts were designed to allow players to, “shed light on social injustice, and honor the victims and families of those who continue to inspire us.”
The front of each shirt says “We Honor” with the names of individuals who have died over recent years due to social injustices: Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Terence Crutcher, Sandra Bland, Pamela Turner, Tamir Rice and Ahmaud Arbery.
The back of each shirt will have one of the following messages: Systemic Racism, Police Reform, I Can’t Breathe, No Justice No Peace, Break the Cycle, Strange Fruit, By Any Means, Power to the People, Equality and Am I Next?
Westbrook, who serves as the creative director for Honor the Gift, said his company is “extremely proud” to partner with the NBPA on this project.
Honor the Gift is extremely proud to collaborate with the NBPA to create a collection of shirts that allow us players to shed light on social injustice, and honor the victims and families of those who continue to inspire us. pic.twitter.com/drf2f7NocD
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 20, 2020