Pelicans, Jazz talking about strategy to kneel around Black Lives Matter sign throughout national anthem
The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans will kick off the NBA seeding video games on Thursday.
According to Malika Andrews of ESPN, the Jazz and Pelicans could surround the Black Lives Matter sign on the Wide World of Sports arena court and kneel together during the playing of the national anthem.
Rather of having 2 groups protest separately, the Pelicans and Jazz are adamant that they wish to display a joined front, sources stated. The coaches are anticipated to join the players in the presentation.
The NBA is not anticipated to implement a 1981 nationwide anthem policy that states “players, coaches and fitness instructors are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line” for the games down in Orlando, Florida.
Gamers are already anticipated to kneel during the nationwide anthem at Disney World, but it appears allure and Pelicans wish to show a joined front given that the NBA is mainly comprised of African Americans. Furthermore, the awful deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are still in the minds of everyone in the league.
The NBA will have 8 seeding games before the 2020 playoffs begin. Six teams each in the Eastern and Western Conferences have already clinched playoff spots, though the Dallas Mavericks in the West are essentially secured already.
In the East, the Brooklyn Webs, Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic will defend the last two spots. On the other hand, in the West, the 8th seed will come down between the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Path Blazers, Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns.
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