NBA to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ from courts next season

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The NBA is planning to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ messages on the courts during the 2020/21 season.

The Commissioner of the league Adam Silver confirmed the news, while speaking to FOX Sports.

“My sense is there’ll be somewhat a return to normalcy, that those messages will largely be left to be delivered off the floor, and I understand those people who are saying ‘I’m on your side, but I want to watch a basketball game,’” Silver said on ESPN’s NBA Countdown.

The NBA plans to start the new season in January of 2021.

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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