The NBA is set to return next month, but the Black Lives Matter movement hasn't lost a beat. Amid nationwide protests and worldwide marches, the fight has never been stronger for social justice and racial equality.
In honor of the movement, Clippers guard Lou Williams thinks the league should add the slogan to jerseys and courts.
“Like I said, earlier, this is a whirlwind of a time. We don’t know what’s the right decision now, we’re trying to figure that out on the fly like everybody else because, you know, we have a job to do and livelihoods and we have families to feed and we’re also a majority of Black men at the same time. And so we’re trying to find that balance where if we do suit up we’re having conversations behind closed doors. If we do suit up, how much of this platform can we really use? Can we get a ‘Black Lives Matter’ patch on our jerseys? Can our jerseys say ‘Black Lives Matter’? Can the court say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ so we can use that platform to the best of our abilities?
“So it’s just hard to call, bro. it’s honestly, it’s hard to call. I’m 50-50 right now, to be honest with you.”
Plenty of stars and media members have expressed their own opinions on how the NBA should return, and it seems that if action does return, players want to find a way to still support the cause.
Adding a physical reminder of the BLM movement would certainly go a long way, but it remains to be seen what kind of procedures will be implemented during the NBA's Orlando run.