Players in restart can replace last name on jersey with social justice message

Kurt Helin
NBC Sports

The first week of Premier League games in England, players’ last names across the backs of their jerseys were replaced with “Black Lives Matter.”

When the NBA restarts in Orlando, players will be able to do something similar to support social justice, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.



The league has said it wants the restart to address issues of racial inequality and systemic racism, and this can be one part of that effort. A very visible part. Allowing the players to customize what is across the back of their jerseys makes it more personal and the statement will get seen.

The league needs to do things more concrete than this as well, but this is an excellent first step.

 

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