Tagged George Floyd

NBA, WNBA Continue Fighting for Social Justice

George Floyd’s murder last month at the hand of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin appears to have jolted much of America’s collective conscience from an apathetic slumber. People of all ages, races and backgrounds have taken up their First Amendment rights of assembly to redress grievances⁠—namely the extra-judicial killing of unarmed Black men by America’s…

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NBA Podcast: New Playoff Format & League’s Role as Activists

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen and Bryan Toporek are joined by Anthony Sain (@SainAsylum) of AllGrizzlies.com to discuss the NBA’s imminent return (!) and the ongoing nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death and racial inequality. How will the NBA’s new playoff format affect the bottom of the Western Conference bracket? Should…

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Basketball Fans Must Express Their Support Beyond the Court

Sports have rightfully taken a backseat to the voices of many millions calling for social change. As demonstrations and protests continue after the horrific death of George Floyd, we are reminded by our black brothers and sisters that his is just one of so, so many lives extinguished by protected hatred in the United States.…

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