Social issues take center court
NBA athletes stood up for more than free throws and layups this year! They stood for change. Can’t remember? We’ve got you covered! Here are two of this year’s most powerful moments:
1. Donald Sterling and the Big Bad Ban
Recordings of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments to his girlfriend were released; In a symbolic show of solidarity against Sterling’s comments, Clippers athletes wore their warm-up jerseys inside out. Sterling later recieved a lifetime ban from the NBA!
2. I Can’t Breathe
Athletes wore t-shirts with “I can’t breathe” written on the front to support Eric Garner’s family. Garner died when a police officer put him in a chokehold earlier this year.
Needless to say, NBA athletes were not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and we love that! Want to learn more about basketball? Come join us for a night out with the Toronto Raptors! Click here for more details!