According to the official Twitter account of the Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner will be wearing “Respect Us” and wearing his jersey for the Orlando Olympics. Due to the death of George Floyd, many players rallied for the support of racial injustice and tried to make people aware of this situation as much as possible.
Other players have decided to wear NBA-approved racism slogans on the back of their jerseys, and Turner is just the next player to decide to do so. Turner talked about how athletes are not just athletes, they must also use their platforms to inspire change.
“We are not just entertainment, we are not just athletes. We are here, we are doing what we like, but this is not our identity as human beings.”
The Pacers rank fifth in the Eastern Conference and must work hard to make a name for themselves in the playoffs. They brought Victor Oladipo back, which means a lot for this team. This team will be a team worth watching during the game.