At the NBA reopening game to finish off the season all players with the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans along with coaches and referees knelt during the National Anthem.
A majority of major league sports are refusing to stand during the National Anthem and show respect for the flag and the country they choose to live in.
Instead players are kneeling claiming it is a sign of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for social justice reform in America.
At the reopening game for the NBA not a single person stood up during the Anthem.
The NBA has had a long standing rule that player must stand during the National Anthem and the league is now reconsidering that rule.
“I respect our teams’ unified act of peaceful protest for social justice and under these unique circumstances will not enforce our long-standing rule requiring standing during the playing of our national anthem,”
NBA League Commissioner Adam Silver
In addition to kneeling during the National Anthem many players warmed up in shirts with the statement Black Lives Matter.