Restart in the NBA: the protests, the anthem and the voltage on the field

With a common Protest during the national anthem and close duels is returned, the American professional Basketball League NBA on the playing field. LeBron James

Restart in the NBA: the protests, the anthem and the voltage on the field

With a common Protest during the national anthem and close duels is returned, the American professional Basketball League NBA on the playing field. LeBron James won with his Los Angeles Lakers in town to duel against the championship rivals Los Angeles Clippers 103:101. Previously, the Utah Jazz got the first positive on the Coronavirus tested professional in the League, Rudy Gobert, a 106:104 against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Before the two encounters had been kneeling in the players, coaches, managers and referees in the playing of the national anthem belong. The basketball team wore black T-Shirts with white lettering and the Slogan "Black lives matter" (Black lives count). The symbolic Protest against racism and police violence against African-Americans.

"There was already a progress. In the past, we have taken the foot off the Gas, we can make,“ said James, the TV channel TNT. "We need to continue to spread love. We want the ears to stay open.“

NBA Boss Adam Silver does not want to punish the rule-breaking. "I respect the common peaceful Protest of our teams for social justice and will not enforce in these circumstances, the long-existing rule, which demands that the national anthem," he said, according to American media.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 04:19

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