The Toronto Raptors showed up to practice wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts
The team posted yesterday images from a practice session that shows players and coach Nick Nurse sporting shirts that read Black Lives Matter.
New basketball content 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/uIfVZrnf9W— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 4, 2020
The shirt design includes a fist graphic that has been an emblem of the anti-Black racism movement that has been working to raise awareness of systematic racism and police brutality.
The team has been a strong supporter of the movement, posting a video earlier this month that shows coaches, players and Raptors president Masai Ujiri speaking out against racism.
Lead by example.— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 6, 2020
Lead with love.
Lead with understanding.
Words by Michael Tyler pic.twitter.com/JSt6lSBVJe
Many brands have shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of protests and marches around the world that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Raptors and other NBA teams were given the green light in May to resume practice sessions ahead of a shortened NBA season.
They're set to defend their championship title when the season restarts on July 30.
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