With the NBA restart on the horizon, there has been a sense that the recent acts of protests and raised awareness of the mistreatment of Black men and women in America would be lost in the basketball action.
In order to combat that, the NBA and NBPA have teamed up to find ways of increasing awareness during this time. From being involved in large scale demonstrations to customized game jerseys featuring social justice statements, is just the tip of the iceberg by these two parties.
The Toronto Raptors, who were the first team to arrive in Florida because they're franchised out of the country, officially arrived at the Orlando bubble Thursday afternoon.
Their efforts to keep the conversation of social injustice going came in the form of team bus paint jobs that read "Black Lives Matter."
The defending champs, who had been training at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, took a two-hour bus ride to get there. Their first "scrimmage" game is in 15 days, against the Houston Rockets on July 24.
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