With the NBA finally returning to the game on Thursday, people began to question whether players would kneel during the national anthem.
The NBA and its commissioner Adam SIlver were also asked how the league would react if players kneel and protest silently during the national anthem.
Prior to this, ESPN’s Malika Andrews reported on Tuesday night that the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz are planning to protest their Thursday opener. This is also the first time to restart the game. a match.
Adam Silver told “Good Morning America”: “The NBA has a rule in the book that is ahead of David Stern, and the latter represents the national anthem.”
Having said that, I respect peaceful protest. I’m not sure what our players will do when they come out tomorrow night, of course we will fix it then, but I also understand these very unusual moments. “
The rules Silver mentioned have existed since 1981.
Although it is generally believed that the NBA will not enforce this rule, Commissioner Adam Silver will not promise this view during the interview.
Instead, he reiterated that he and other coalition officials will evaluate the protests as they proceed.