Too little, too late.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made an appearance on NBA Countdown earlier this week to talk about the social justice messages that the league has on their basketball courts, as well as on players’ jerseys.
Silver says these messages will be “largely left off the floor” next season.
“We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s been the case going back decades,” Silver said in the interview. “It’s part of the DNA of this league. How it gets manifested is something we’re gonna have to sit down with the players and discuss for next season.
Silver continued: “I would say, in terms of the messages you see on the court and our jerseys, this was an extraordinary moment in time when we began these discussions with the players and what we all lived through this summer. My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor.
“And I understand those people who are saying ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game.’”
No, we’re not “on your side”. We don’t side with the leaders of an institution who push the agenda of a radical violent mob that riots, assaults, and commits arson and murder in the name of “racial justice”. That goes for your players, too.
The day that sports became political it ceased to be a venue for competition and pride for fans.