Moments ago, the NBA returned with the start of the match between the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans.
During the national anthem all players, coaches and referees took a knee.
The Jazz and Pelicans kneeling together pic.twitter.com/Hc1SYG9CTx
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) July 30, 2020
Per Chris Witherspoon:
The NBA is back and players, both black and white, are wearing “Black Lives Matters” shirts and kneeling during the National Anthem.
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) July 30, 2020
NBA Players kneeling during the National Anthem
— Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) July 30, 2020
Every. Single. Player. Coach. Kneeling down for the US National Anthem The NBA is Back. And they choose to your voice for #BlackLivesMatter
Every. Single. Player. Coach. Kneeling down for the US National Anthem
— TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 30, 2020
Prior to the game, the NBA played a fluff piece featuring Meek Mill.
.@MeekMill delivers a powerful message for The Return. 🔥
The NBA restart tips off at 5pm ET on TNT. pic.twitter.com/qiuSVyhYrc
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 30, 2020