NBA Players Kneel During National Anthem on Restart’s Opening Night

by 24USATVJuly 31, 2020, 5 a.m. 20
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NBA players, coaches and referees knelt during the national anthem in a coordinated protest on Thursday, the opening night of the league’s restart, violating a longstanding league policy to make a political statement during a summer of reckoning about social justice and racial equality.

The first game since the league shut down in March began with the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans using the spotlight of basketball’s return to unveil a symbolic demonstration that had been planned over several days inside the NBA “bubble.”...

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