NBA to Remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ Messaging Next Season
The 2020 NBA season has gotten a lot of attention for both the league’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a “bubble” and their public embrace of social justice issues and the Black Lives Matter movement this summer.
The NBA took a major leap in terms of addressing social and racial justice in America, by advocating for Black Lives Matter. One of the solutions to bring awareness to the causes came in the form of players being able to allow their own social justice messaging on the back of their jerseys while in action. Now,
it has been noted that the NBA will return to normal next season, which means there will be no more Black Lives Matter messages on the court.
Adam Silver recently revealed the news during an interview, saying,
“My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor, and I understand those people who are saying ‘I’m on your side,
but I want to watch a basketball game.’” Silver noted that despite the messaging not being shown on the court, he is completely down to help players continue with their efforts towards racial and social justice off of the court. News of this comes after NBA arenas revealed they would be turning the spaces into voting stations for the U.S. Presidential election on November 3rd.