With the NBA and the WNBA officially back to its season admit the coronavirus pandemic, the events of social injustice, social unrest, police brutality, and more, that have occurred over the past few months of quarantine have found its place on the court and in the conversation of many athletes.
Just let week Lakers’ forward LeBron James recently spoke out about the Black Lives Matter movement and called for the arrest of the officers involved in the shooting death of the late Breonna Taylor and while many players of the MLB association took knees during their games’ opening ceremonies, the women of the WNBA exercised their loud and clear stance on social justice.
Many female players from the league have decided to sit out either for personal reasons, professional, health-related reasons and of course for protesting reasons. The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm teams made a bold statement before their season tip off by walking off the court and returning to their locker rooms during the national anthem and then held a 26-second moment of silence in memory of the late Breonna Taylor.
As the national anthem was played, the @nyliberty and @seattlestorm walked off the floor as part of the social justice initiative. pic.twitter.com/VihH5X3Yzh
— ESPN (@espn) July 25, 2020
Nets’ Kyrie Irving has started a $1.5 million fund for WNBA players who choose to sit out the 2020 WNBA season due to personal, professional, health, and/or safety-related reasons.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 27, 2020
Kyrie Irving has decided to stand with these ladies and lend a helping hands as he has established a fund for all WNBA payers who are sitting out of the season. Irving announced the $1.5 million fund and is looking to make sure the fund continues to grow.
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