NBA In the game the Heat beat the Nuggets
Meyers Leonard became the second player, Jonathan Isaac, on standing during the anthem ceremony prior to NBA games. The Orlando bubble has become news, in addition to the performances of the great stars that are beginning to shine, by the social movement 'Black Lives Matte r' after the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
? Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) August 1, 2020
In the game that faced the Miami Heat, which is Leonard, and the Denver Nuggets with wins of the first (125-105 ) the interior decided not to kneel as a way of protesting the police brutality and racism that exists in the United States. In this case, the player had the support of all his teammates and he was seen wearing the BLM slogan . The companions next to him, as they did with the rest, took him by the hand as a form of union.
After his gesture, Leonard himself attended after the meeting to the media to give his version: "I have had many conversations with black teammates and former teammates that I had in Portland, it was not easy for me ", expres. The player, who has a brother soldier, understands that this movement has nothing to do with it but claims that he has a great connection with all that world of the army.
"I went into some real emotion of how I feel in my heart and how hard this is for me. I'm a compassionate human being. I see what is going on. I know what is going on. I had to put my head down and I was tearing up, "Meyers Leonard on explaining not standing to his Heat teammates
? Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 1, 2020
As he left the locker room, the wing-pvot dressed in matching military boots and backpack and added: "I hope people who You don't know me, you can learn from this. The world now seems black and white and if you don't kneel you are against it. And that's not the case "Leonard closed. Another case that differs from the tune between the NBA.
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