National Basketball Association may allow players to personalise jerseys with social justice messages

Report: NBA to let players replace names on jerseys with social justice statement in Florida

Thunder point guard Chris Paul told ESPN's Marc Spears that the Players Association is working with the league to allow the change.

According to Shams Charania, NBA and NBPA have been discussing various ways to let players express themselves in the season restart in Orlando.

Now, the National Basketball Association is reportedly allowing players to change their last name on their jersey and replace it with a statement on social justice once the season restarts. When the Premier League resumed earlier this month, it replaced the players' last names on the back of the jerseys with the phrase "Black Lives Matter".

Paul says that he has talked to a number of players, including those who are not people of color, who support the jersey idea. "With these jerseys, it doesn't go away", he added.

Many NBA players have taken part in nationwide protests against violent police arrests and racism in the USA triggered by the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor on March 13 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Paul said players could also promote other causes and charities not related to social injustice.

"The guys I talked to were definitely excited". Allowing the players to customize what is across the back of their jerseys makes it more personal and the statement will get seen.

The NBA season was postponed in the spring due to the spread of coronavirus. "Thank you to the Nets organization for understanding and supporting me in this decision, and I will be watching and rooting for our team in Orlando". Numerous players throughout the league have been taking part in protests, and there have been some players who have noted that they would rather fight against white supremacy, then play in the league's bubble city.

The Nets (30-34), who now maintain a fifty percent-activity lead for the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Meeting, will resume play on July 31 with their first of two remaining against the eighth-area Magic (30-35).

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