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Sunday, June 28, 2020

NBA might have Social Justice Statement on players jerseys.

From the NY Post 

NBA players could have social justice statements on their jerseys when the season resumes on July 30 in Orlando, Fla.

The league and the NBA Basketball Players Association are in discussions to let players wear a social statement on the back of their jerseys in place of their last name, according to an ESPN report on Saturday night.

Players received a group text message that illustrated the early plans that are being discussed between the NBA, the players union and Nike, saying “look out for details in the coming days.” 

The NBA wouldn’t be the first professional sports league to allow social justice statements to be displayed on jerseys. 

After the Premier League in England resumed after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier this month, it replaced player names on the back of jerseys with the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Jerseys also will feature a sleeve patch for the rest of the season.

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This is interesting. I wonder if the players of Major League Baseball would want something like this done with their jerseys. I also wonder would the MLBPA and MLB would allow that. It is a very interesting idea that would be happening in some very interesting times. If you can put sponsorships on jerseys, I don't know why you can't put stuff that means something to folks on same jersey.

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