The NBA is reportedly thinking of the idea of allowing players to put social justice slogans on the back of their jersey. The guard of Oklahoma city thunder, Chris Paul, and the president of National basketball players association said recently. That players are working with the league to change the jersey policy. To include any cause or issue an individual player is looking to promote
Black lives matter Slogans or I can’t breathe slogan could be included on jersey and players slogan which they want to appear on the jersey. When speaking to ESPN Paul said, We are just trying to shed the light on the different social justice issues. Guys in the league have been talking about the issue day in day out. People are saying that social justice will go off everyone’s mind in Orlando. With the slogans on the jersey, it won’t go away.
Paul also said, players, will not be forced to put the slogan on their jerseys but will be confronted and given ranges of options for them to choose from.
“The guys I talked to were surely happy”. “The reason why I was eager and excited about it is that it will give voices to those who have no voice”. It will give guys the opportunity to shine the light on something they are passionate about. They may not have been given an opportunity to express themselves.
The thunder players mentioned that players can put the names of the victim on their jerseys. But permission will be taken from the family members before doing so. If an agreement is reached it doesn’t make the NBA the first professional sports league to do it.
The premier league decided to let players carry the social justice messages on their jersey in June. In the wake of the police who killed the black American, George Floyd.