More and More NBA Teams Join in Anthem Movement


Boston Celtics players and coaches interlocked arms during the national anthem before Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Philadelphia 76ers at UMass-Amherst’s Mullins Center. The team also released a video via social media at tipoff, promoting unity.

In addition, the Rockets and New York Knicks all locked arms at midcourt during the national anthem before Tuesday’s game at the Toyota Center in Houston, while the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings joined arms during the anthem before their game, as well. Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Jae Crowder said earlier Tuesday that the team had put a lot of time into thinking about the best way to promote positive change.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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