Magic’s Isaac takes lone stand at National Basketball Association restart

Lone NBA player standing during national anthem speaks wisely

To say otherwise would be self-loathing: He is Black, his younger brothers are Black, his skin is black.

Orlando Magic forward, Jonathan Isaac became the first player to stand for the national anthem, as the rest of his teammates, coaches, referees and opposing players kneeled in unison on July 31, 2020.

Jonathan Isaac has actually ended up being the first National Basketball Association player not to kneel during the nationwide anthem considering that the league rebooted play on Thursday.

Players displayed a variety of social justice messages on the backs of their jerseys, including "Black Lives Matter, ' 'Say Their Names" and 'I Can't Breathe'. The Lakers and Clippers donned "Black Lives Matter" shirts and locked arms before their contest in a unified demonstration.

" I do think that Black lives matter, I simply seemed like it was a choice I had to make, and I didn't seem like putting that t-shirt on and kneeling went together with supporting Black lives. Kneeling while wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt doesn't go hand-in-hand with supporting black lives", he said. Each and everyone of us each and every day do things we shouldn't do. Many locked arms with those next to them, while some players raised fists in the air.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and assistant coach Becky Hammon both meant the anthem on Friday and both used Black Lives Matters t-shirts.

Isaac did not wear the shirt.

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Jonathan Isaac's reasons for not taking a knee during the national anthem have been revealed.

"There's not a stake in it for me with the national anthem or the flag".

LeBron James said that Colin Kaepernick "taught me a lot" about the protest issue. "America is the country that I live in". That's why we're here in the first place.

Isaac departed Sunday's game against the Kings in a wheelchair after appearing to re-injure his left knee, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports.

"People have opinions, but I took my decision". Now, with the Black Lives movement. "I feel like coming together on that message that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues us in society I feel like the answer to it is the Gospel".

"So I have no problem with how he protests, what he thinks about other people's protests". And that Jesus came and died for our sins. All lives are supported through the gospel, "explained the Magic's black player". And get past anything that's on the surface and doesn't really get into the hearts or men and women'. Even if he didn't take a knee or wear a shirt, that's a small victory for the league.

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