What has happened to America when professional sports players, teams and leagues are more interested in playing politics than playing games?
“NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that when the league returns to play next season, Black Lives Matter messages will likely not be displayed on the court or on players’ jerseys as they have been this season,” according to the Blaze.
“Silver made the remarks during an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols ahead of Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Florida. During the interview, he said that despite the league being ‘completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality,’ how exactly that commitment is manifested is ‘something we’re gonna have to sit down with the players and discuss.’
“‘I would say, in terms of the messages you see on the court and our jerseys, this was an extraordinary moment in time when we began these discussions with the players and what we all lived through this summer,’ Silver continued. ‘My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy — that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor.'”