Players can continue to fight for social justice from the square
The Los Angeles Lakers legend, Magic Johnson, believes that NBA players can return to the field and still be part of the struggle for social justice in the United States among certain athletes Demand for cancellation of the 2019/20 season.
The five-time NBA champion discussed the ongoing issues during the NBA Together Virtual Roundtable session on Twitter with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Mayor of Chicago, Lori E. Lightfoot, and host Caron Butler on Tuesday. He encouraged players to use the racial injustice platform made available to them, believing that they can be even more instrumental when playing.
“I think there can be more juice because of the large platform that players have in the NBA,” Johnson said Yahoo Sports. “I think the boys need to understand that this is an opportunity for the boys to sit down and make changes and how they can do that as a group.
“They can do it as an individual and in their own cities and states where they play or where they live. But they too can say together: ‘Let us support this group or let us do this together or let us do it together. ‘Black Lives Matter continues. The protest continues with the NBA game. It won’t stop. … you have to remember that this is a worldwide movement and nothing will stop. It will go on.
“And when the boys are there, let’s get together, snuggle up, plan something really strong. When we’re done, Adam, the player (NBPA executive director) Michele Roberts, everyone can stand there and say, ‘Hey, this is what we decided and there will be real changes in the inner cities, in urban America, where we live where we play, bring. This will bring a real change. “I would like to see that.”
Magic Johnson is happy with the league’s response
Magic is one of the NBA names that have spoken out on social issues, and he is one of the most philanthropic former basketball professionals who has played an important role in community building projects and has worked with a number of blacks through various efforts.
The former Lakers Point Guard said he was pleased with the response to George Floyd’s murder from across the league.
“It’s a call to everyone to act and it’s great to see Adam and his leadership of the NBA,” he said. “I was so happy to see that all the players – and they are still involved, as we speak today – are protesting on the front, using their power, their platform, their voice and their social media to say: ‘That did to stop. “And they are ready to do anything for change, because that is what we have to do here.”
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