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NBA unveils court painted with ‘Black Lives Matter’

NBA unveils court painted with ‘Black Lives Matter’
Posted at 7:26 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 22:46:03-04

The NBA season is set to resume next week in Orlando, Florida, and the league’s court is ready for the resumption of play.

On Tuesday, the NBA unveiled a court painted with “Black Lives Matter” at center court in front of the scorers’ table. Fans will get to watch the courts put to use beginning tomorrow as teams will hold scrimmages on the court.

Twenty-two of the league’s 30 teams will conclude the season in Orlando after a four-month hiatus.

During the league’s coronavirus hiatus, the country has faced unrest following the death of George Floyd while in police custody on Memorial Day. Since then, the league and its players said they'll work on ways to spotlight social justice.

“Our platform in Orlando presents a unique opportunity to extend the ongoing fight against systemic racism and police brutality in this country,” NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts. “We will continue to work with our players and the League to develop specific plans in Orlando as well as long-term initiatives to bring about real change on these issues.”