Los Angeles Lakers star player, Lebron James, He said he is one of the few in the NBA who will give up wearing a social justice message on the back of his shirt when the season resumes in Orlando, Florida. “I will not use a name on the back of my shirt.”
“It is not disrespectful to the list that was transmitted to all the players. I commend anyone who decides to put something on the back of the shirt. It is simply something that did not seriously resonate with my mission, with my objective,” he added.
“I would have loved to have a say by putting something on the back of the shirt, but I agree with that. I don’t need to have something on the back of the shirt for people to understand my mission and what it is all about.”
285 OF THE 350 PLAYERS HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN THE MESSAGE THEY WILL WEAR
As of Wednesday afternoon, 285 of the 350 eligible NBA players had chosen a social justice message to put on their jerseys, while 17 chose to continue using their names, said the executive director of the National Players Association of Basketball, Michele Roberts.
The list of suggested messages agreed by the NBPA and the NBA, which were made available to players by email, according to the source are: Black Lives Matter, Say your name, Vote, I can’t breathe, Justice, Peace, Equality, Freedom, Enough, and Power for the people.