The NBA and the NBPA recently reached an agreement on a list social justice messages that players can display on the backs of their jerseys once the league restarts its season, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
The Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard has reportedly decided which message he will be displaying when play resumes later this month in Orlando, Fla.
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Nurkic, a former teammate of Leonard in Portland, will have his statement in Bosnian.
The list of messages that the NBA and the NBPA agreed to are the following: Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can’t Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor.
As it gets closer to the day of the league’s restart, it will be interesting to see what messages players decide to use on their jerseys.