Kyrie Irving and Avery Bradley lead the coalition to “further review the NBA’s plan to restart the Orlando season.”
Kyrie Irving has become a leading force for the NBPA as multiple players question the validity of the NBA seasonal return plan in the face of the global pandemic and social unrest.
The Brooklyn Nets superstar formed a coalition group with Avery Bradley of the Lakers to request further consideration of the Orlando season’s restart plan.
The group provided Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews who cover the networks for ESPNwith a statement to expose their concerns in the media:
“We are a group of men and women from different teams and industries who are usually portrayed as opponents, but have put aside our ego and differences to ensure that we are united in this uncertain time and call for honesty,” said the Coalition.
“Indigenous African Caribbean men and women who entertain the world will continue to use our voices and platforms for positive change and truth.
“We really are at a turning point in history where we can unite as a collective community – UNIFY – and move as one. We need all our people with us and we will stand together in solidarity.
“As an oppressed community, we have been systematically targeted for our intellectual property for more than 500 years [intellectual property]/ Talent and still being killed by the very people who are supposed to “protect and serve” us.
“We had enough!
“We are tackling the issues that matter most: we will not accept the racial injustices that continue to be ignored in our communities. We will not stay in the dark when it comes to our health and wellbeing. And we won’t ignore the financial motivations / expectations that historically prevented us from making informed decisions.
“This is not about individual players, athletes or entertainers. This is about our group of strong men and women who come together for change. We have our respective fields, but we’re not going to just shut up and play to distract ourselves from what this whole system was about: use and abuse.
“We are all fathers, daughter leaders and much more. What is our big picture? We are here for UNITY and CHANGE! “
The reasons why players are concerned about joining the Orlando bubble
The issues that affected players want to discuss according to Wojare social justice reform, risk of injury and, of course, player security in Orlando.
“Irving, Bradley and the players’ coalition want to pursue some concerns about the league. in the reform of social justice.
Sources cited the coalition as concerns about the league’s return after a three-month standstill in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: an increase in positive coronavirus cases in Florida, conditions related to the restrictive environment in the bladder, insurance and liabilities to players on possible illnesses and injuries are based on a shortened season end. “
According to the report, the NBPA and the NBA are in constant contact with players who have raised concerns to better understand how to progress and find a common ground for attracting players
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