Dear Australian Basketball Team,
It is shocking that you remained silent during the “Black Life Issue” protests three weeks after George Floyd was killed.
Even worse, you only made a statement on social media today, because when the national women’s team refused to protest, your hand was crushed.
The complete lack of action is unexplainable and unforgivable.
Your biggest female star is half of Nigerians, your biggest male star is half of African Americans, your most inspiring male players are indigenous people, and your best two young male players are South Sudan-Australia people.
You will benefit greatly from these young people, but at this historic turning point, you do not even stand with them decently.
This doesn’t even mention Australia’s multicultural junior positions, and you’re sending messages to each of these young players, and you don’t care about them.
Do it better.
#The life of a black man is also a life