National Basketball Association to Paint "Black Lives Matter" on Disney Bubble Courts

Report: NBA, WNBA courts to feature 'Black Lives Matter' when play resumes

Raising awareness on issues of race has been a major concern for the league and players as they have considered plans for resuming the season, which was postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

League organisers have agreed to paint NBA courts with the words "Black Lives Matter" when the basketball season resumes next month in Florida, US media reports have said.

The NBA is going all out with the Black Lives Matter initiative at the Disney Bubble.

On a conference call with reporters Friday, leaders of both the National Basketball Association and the NBPA said the league and union were discussing several ways to use the NBA's platform in Orlando to call attention to racial equality, social justice and police brutality.

'We're just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out, ' Paul said. With these jerseys, it doesn't go away'.

The "Black Lives Matter" slogan has been painted onto streets across the United States in cities like Los Angeles and Atlanta.

NBA organisers have approved to paint NBA courts with "Black Lives Matter" slogan, when the basketball season resumes next month in Florida, according to the U.S. media. Multiple NBA players have expressed concern about resuming play during a period of nationwide protests against racial inequality out of fear that the season would be a distraction.

There are also rumblings WNBA players could use warm-up shirts with the words, "Say Her Name" written on them as a way to spotlight victims of police brutality including Breonna Taylor.

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