By Scott McDonald | 7 October 2020
NEWSWEEK — The NBA spent a good portion of its COVID-delayed season trying to figure out how to spread messages to combat social injustice, when its game resumed. The league has allowed players to wear social justice sayings on their jerseys, and each court has “Black Lives Matter” painted on it.
Now that its playoffs are about to wrap up, and playoff ratings are at a 40-year low, the NBA commissioner said that social justice messages won’t be prominently displayed when the 2020-21 season begins.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league will depend upon its teams and players to deliver those ongoing messages largely outside of the playing arena. Silver said it’s a conversation that will be held between the league and its players before the next season commences in a few months. […]