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    NBA May Allow Players To Wear Statements On Their Jerseys

    The NBA might allow players to replace their names with personalized statements on the back of their jerseys when the season resumes, writes Marc J. Spears of ESPN. The statements can involve social justice, social causes or charities.

    “We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out,” said Thunder guard Chris Paul, who serves as president of the National Basketball Players Association. “People are saying that social justice will be off of everybody’s mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesn’t go away.”

    Jerseys can feature messages such as “Black Lives Matter” or “I Can’t Breathe” or possibly the names of people who were killed by police, such as George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, Spears adds. The NBA and its players union announced this week that the fight against systemic racism will be part of the focus of the restart. Numerous players had expressed concern that resuming the season would take away from their social justice crusade.

    Paul, who hasn’t decided what his message will be, said many players have expressed support for the idea, including some who aren’t Black. Suggestions will be provided for players who want to participate and are looking for a cause.

    “The guys I talked to were definitely excited,” he said. “The reason I’m passionate and excited about it is that it gives a voice to the voiceless. It also gives guys a chance to shine a light on something they are passionate about. Otherwise, they may not have been given a chance to express themselves.”
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    this is another reason i hope they dont come back.........play sports and kept the crap off the court or field maybe they need to put 1.800. cry me a river on their backs
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    If this happens, then fans, if allowed to attend, should be able to do the same with signs and/or attire

    Freedom of speech is not a one-way street

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    Free Hong Kong

    or

    Free Tibet

    would be good choices. I hope the NBA agrees.
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    What if u don’t wear a statement

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    if they do the blm thing i hope someone has the balls to do wlm too.fair is fair but not today it seems

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    James should have on his back, dont pass me the ball in the last secs if the game is on the line

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    a guy cried like a wounded qu33r now Ole Miss is about to need a new flag

    any suggestions?

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    Already cancelled my NBA package. Will never buy tix to the local heat team ever again. My statement would be " Fuk u nba. If the phone don't ring, you will know it's me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    a guy cried like a wounded qu33r now Ole Miss is about to need a new flag

    any suggestions?
    i saw someone was transferring because of the flag


    did that mother fukker not know the flag before he signed???
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    i saw someone was transferring because of the flag


    did that mother fukker not know the flag before he signed???
    Exactly....every school should Kaepernick the guy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    If this happens, then fans, if allowed to attend, should be able to do the same with signs and/or attire

    Freedom of speech is not a one-way street

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    No fukking way

    Too many sponsorship concerns

    They'll kick it around but will never happen

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    Gay

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    I can't imagine what statements they would want to make on their jerseys.

    "Save The Planet?"

    "Free Assange?"

    "Say No To Drugs?"

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    Most of them should wear "I can't read"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    The NBA might allow players to replace their names with personalized statements on the back of their jerseys when the season resumes, writes Marc J. Spears of ESPN. The statements can involve social justice, social causes or charities.

    “We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out,” said Thunder guard Chris Paul, who serves as president of the National Basketball Players Association. “People are saying that social justice will be off of everybody’s mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesn’t go away.”

    Jerseys can feature messages such as “Black Lives Matter” or “I Can’t Breathe” or possibly the names of people who were killed by police, such as George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, Spears adds. The NBA and its players union announced this week that the fight against systemic racism will be part of the focus of the restart. Numerous players had expressed concern that resuming the season would take away from their social justice crusade.

    Paul, who hasn’t decided what his message will be, said many players have expressed support for the idea, including some who aren’t Black. Suggestions will be provided for players who want to participate and are looking for a cause.

    “The guys I talked to were definitely excited,” he said. “The reason I’m passionate and excited about it is that it gives a voice to the voiceless. It also gives guys a chance to shine a light on something they are passionate about. Otherwise, they may not have been given a chance to express themselves.”

    would open up a pandora's box of outside interests with lots of $ to infiltrate the player's camp's in disguised sponsorship, both political and corporate but possibly private


    once those communication lines were opened where Agents and their teams were fielding all these calls from left field from nut cases with $

    it wouldn't be long till some deep pocketed syndicates and organized crime would be finding their way to NBA players ears

    at a time where almost ZERO attention would be paid towards looking at this kind of corruption

    at a time where the Legal Domestic Gambling Apps are open, opening, and people are chomping at the bit to BET!

    at a time where some degens are out of work due to hoaxes and desperate for a score

    at a time where NBA players are mostly ANTI-Everything and love to be involved in schemes to FUK the man



    but sure

    why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Most of them should wear "I can't read"

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    Should be like NASCAR. Highest bidder puts the message on jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    Should be like NASCAR. Highest bidder puts the message on jersey.
    arent you a democrat/liberal nut job?


    seems very capitalist of you
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    Ja Morant seems to have something in mind already.

    Somebody on social media decided to take his jersey that already has the No. 12 on it, and put “penetrate” at the top so it reads “penetrate 12.”

    If you’re not hip to the lingo, 12 refers to cops.

    Ja Morant saw it on social media and loved the idea.
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    nobody going to watch ghetto people anymore

    whites are the top supporters of all sports
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Most of them should wear "I can't read"
    Steve you said were not racist? What's up with that statement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Steve you said were not racist? What's up with that statement?
    i agree

    should say:

    I cant reed or spel
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    I cant read is an excellent slogan

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    Most of them should have "Where da white women" on their jerseys!
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    This guy is gonna create so much drama....


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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Steve you said were not racist? What's up with that statement?
    I'm not.
    It's a joke, nothing more, nothing less.

    Don't read into something that isn't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    I'm not.
    It's a joke, nothing more, nothing less.

    Don't read into something that isn't there.
    I'm not but that doesn't fly anymore . It's a stereotype. My neighbor is black. He can read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    I'm not but that doesn't fly anymore . It's a stereotype. My neighbor is black. He can read.
    I know whites that can't.
    Like I said it's just a joke.

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