After NBA The odds have reached all-time low levels, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league will make changes next year to suppress social justice messages.
In an interview with ESPN, Silver said the NBA will leave it up to the players to make their social justice claims off the pitch and address viewers who say, “I’m on your side, but I just want to watch one. basketball match. “
“The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion dollar organization that champions social justice and civil rights. As you noted in your press conference the other day, this has not been universally popular. How determined are you to continue doing this? ESPN’s Rachel Nichols asked.
Silver responded, “We are totally committed to social justice and racial equality and have been for decades. It’s part of the DNA of this league, ”but, he added,“ How it manifests itself is something we will have to sit down with the players and discuss for next season.
“I would say, in terms of the messages you see on the pitch and our jerseys, it was an amazing moment when we started these discussions with the players and what we’ve all been through this summer,” he said. declared.
“I have a feeling that there will be a bit of a return to normal, that these messages will largely be left behind. And I understand those people who say, “I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game.”
While the coronavirus may explain the disconnection of some viewers, it is clear that the NBA commissioner knows that signaling virtue on the pitch is also an important factor.
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