Basketball in America: players anthem leaving at national hall

The players of the American professional Basketball League have used the start of the season to a strong stand against racism in the United States. Prior to the

Basketball in America: players anthem leaving at national hall

The players of the American professional Basketball League have used the start of the season to a strong stand against racism in the United States. Prior to the opening game of the WNBA between the Seattle Storm and New York Liberty basketball, left on Saturday (local time) at the playing of the national anthem, the Arena and went back into the changing rooms. "Knees seems to us not enough to protest," said New York captain Layshia Clarendon. Prior to the start of the WNBA was announced, to devote their season to the struggle for social justice.

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to test the game in Bradenton in the American state of Florida, where the WNBA's carrying because of the Corona pandemic, their entire season to the exclusion of spectators to the playing field returned, stopped for 26 seconds, in order to acknowledge Breonna Taylor. The black American was shot dead in March at the age of 26 years, in the case of a use in your house by police officers. So far, there have been no indictments against the officers involved.

a Sporty Seattle decided to start off with 87:71 clearly. The Los Angeles Sparks sat against the Phoenix Mercury with 99:76. The German national player Marie Gülich was not used. Satou Sabally and the Dallas Wings started with a defeat. Against the Atlanta Dream on Sunday (local time) at a venue in Bradenton, Florida, a 95:105. Sabally was in the starting lineup and came in a little more than 27 minutes of playing time in their debut in the strongest women's Basketball League in the world on eleven points, five Rebounds and five Assists.

"I think Satou was the beginning of something passive, which is unusual for Rookies," said coach Brian Agler. "In the second half they increased their intensity a bit and found out how it needs to move in order to score points. You must work – we must all – at your defense.“ Sabally was selected by Dallas in the second place of the Drafts. To a time that is earlier than the 22-Year-old, born in New York and raised in Berlin, never been selected to be a German athlete, or a German Athlete on an American Team.

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 03:19

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