It appears the NBA is going to do its part to help in the fight against racial injustice, as the league announced two honorable gestures over the past week. Romeo Travis, a lifelong friend of LeBron James, isn’t sure that it’ll be enough though.
When the NBA returns to action next month in Orlando, the courts will have “Black Lives Matter” painted on them. In addition, the league is going to allow players to wear jerseys with social justice, social cause or charity messages on the back of them.
Both moves would help raise awareness, but more still has to be done from those involved with the NBA. At least that’s what Travis believes is the case, as he tweeted “No. More. Consolation. Prizes.”
Travis’ tweet was a response to another post that advised NBA owners to apply pressure on lawmakers to help incite change.
No. More. Consolation. Prizes. https://t.co/Th8DqTuVhq
— Romeo Travis (@RomeTrav) June 30, 2020
While this issue is not something that will just go away overnight, the NBA does an excellent job of helping its players use their platform for situations like this. Adam Silver is often thought of as the most progressive commissioner in American sports.
Though the priority for the next few months has to be keeping players healthy in the bubble, the league is also going to use this opportunity to raise awareness for an important cause.
As for Travis’ recent request, we’ll see if any owners voice their thoughts on social injustice in this country.