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As NBA Finals Ratings Tank, Commissioner Says League Will Withdraw ‘Black Lives Matter’ From Jerseys, Courts

Black Lives Matter is shown on jersey of Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Toronto Raptors during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. PHOTO: Newsweek/Kevin C. Cox/Getty

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. […]

2 Comments on As NBA Finals Ratings Tank, Commissioner Says League Will Withdraw ‘Black Lives Matter’ From Jerseys, Courts

  1. No one had to tell me to dump all pro sports many years ago. But if I had needed a push, this would have been it.
    I will NEVER watch another pro game (nor a college game) of any type. The alien Silver should have stopped it long ago, but his tribe has an agenda. Same for NFL.

  2. Time for all to walk away from cabal owned and controlled sports. Slaves then slaves now just better paid WTFU. How is stating Black Lives Matter NOT RACIST? all lives matter

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