Lone NBA Player Stands for Anthem While Both Teams Kneel

Lone NBA Player Stands for Anthem While Both Teams Kneel


The NBA’s Boston Celtics and Miami Heat played on Wednesday hours after a pro-Trump protest at the Capitol in Washington resulted in some people forcing their way into the building, but only one player from either team stood for the national anthem.

The game was in doubt for a number of minutes apparently over the incursion in D.C. when the players walked off of the court and held a meeting, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Celtics players were engaged in a players-only meeting within the last 45 minutes in Miami locker room, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/JTBEk6qHiu

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 7, 2021

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The teams eventually returned and issued a joint statement condemning the events in Washington. They also decried the decision of prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, not to pursue charges against police officers involved in the August 2020 shooting of Jacob Blake, who prosecutors said was armed with

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