Trump Calls on NFL, NBA Players to Stand During National Anthem

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on sports players to stand for the national anthem, disclosing that he hopes the NFL season doesn’t start if players kneel during the song. NFL executives, players, and others “want to open and they want to open badly and they’ve been working with government,” Trump said. “I would say […]

First NBA Player to Stand for National Anthem Goes Down With ACL Injury

Orlando Magic forward Johnathan Isaac, who notably did not kneel during the national anthem, tore his ACL several days later on Sunday night. Isaac suffered a tear in his right knee, likely ending his season, while the Magic played the Sacramento Kings. He was seen being carted off the floor in a wheelchair in the […]

Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard Stands for Anthem, Explains Why

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots, and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard […]

NBA’s Jonathan Isaac Chooses to Stand for Anthem While Teammates Take a Knee

Jonathan Isaac stood, and stood out. And later Friday, Gregg Popovich and Becky Hammon did the same. Most players and coaches, but not all, are kneeling while pre-recorded versions of the national anthem are being played at the restarted NBA season. Isaac became the first player to not kneel when he stood before he and […]

NBA Player, Coaches Stand During National Anthem

A single NBA player and two coaches refused to kneel during the National Anthem on Friday night, standing out as all other personnel knelt. Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac stood in his uniform as teammates knelt while wearing “Black Lives Matter” warm-up shirts. Isaac, 22, cited his Christian faith before the game, asserting that he […]

NBA Players Kneel During National Anthem as Season Resumes

NBA players knelt during the national anthem on Thursday night as the professional basketball season resumed following a four-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans game, every player, coach, and staff member locked arms before kneeling in concert for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. The […]

There Is A Holocaust Taking Place In China Right Now and The World Is Silent, Including The NBA

During a recent segment on BBC, communist China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming was asked point-blank about viral footage that has recently resurfaced of Uyghur Muslims being shipped off like concentration camp prisoners to unknown locations, to which he responded with ignorance and denial. #Marr asks Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming to explain footage […]

NBA Fans Can Now Buy ‘Free Hong Kong’ Jerseys

Basketball fans can now get NBA jerseys with the phrase “Free Hong Kong” after being blocked from doing so. Fans could not buy custom jerseys with the phrase on the NBA’s online shop, an issue highlighted on social media. The company that runs the shop described what happened as an error. “The phrase was inadvertently […]

Vince Carter, 43, Retires After Record 22 NBA Seasons

Vince Carter made his retirement official on June 25, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of this season that this would be his last in […]

Wes Unseld, NBA Rookie of Year and MVP in 1969, Dies at 74

WASHINGTON—Wes Unseld, the workmanlike Hall of Fame center who led Washington to its only NBA championship and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in league history, died on June 2 after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia. He was 74. Unseld’s family announced his death via a statement released by the […]