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NBA Player: Let's Use Money From This Season to Support Black Lives Matter (Details)

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Sports and politics aren’t supposed to go together. Sports are where people go to escape politics. Not in 2020, though. Politics dominate every conversation – always.

From ESPN:

Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers made the case on Instagram that NBA players earning their salaries would be able to financially aid the cause while continuing to devote time and energy to the movement.


The comments from Rivers and Williams came the day after nearly 100 players, including several stars, took part in a 90-minute conference call in which concerns about the NBA’s planned restart at Disney World in Orlando were discussed, including social issues related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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“Us coming back would put money in all of our (NBA players’) pockets,” Rivers continued. “With this money you could help out even more people and continue to give more importantly your time and energy towards the BLM movement. Which I’m 100% on board with. Because change needs to happen and injustice has been going on too long.”

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected]