TO KNEEL, OR NOT TO KNEEL.
BY: BE INSPIRED GLOBAL PRESS / AUGUST 4, 2020
Photo Credit: Ashley Landis
Last week, Orlando Magic’s player, Jonathan Isaac was trending after becoming the first player to (STAND) while his teammates kneeled during the national anthem.
He was also the only player to opt out of wearing a “BLACK LIVES MATTER” T-shirt for NBA apparel, which subsequently, led to the rise in the FORWARD's jersey sales, making him number 2 to LeBron James over the last 5 days.
Photo Credit: Charles King
Two days after his decision to stand, the 6'11" rising star tore the ACL in his left knee with a drive to the basket in the 132-116 Orlando victory over the Kings. ... coincidence?
Well, some of Isaac's critics believe that after his statement saying he felt "kneeling or wearing a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt didn’t go “hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives.” that the incident to the forward's knee was 100% karma... Which is debatable.
As quiet as it was kept, this was not a decision Isaac made on the spot. The NBA gave its players and associates the space to make their decision on how they would support the social justice movement and Isaac let his team know, that he would stand.
His response when asked about his decision; “I think when you look around, racism isn't the only thing that plagues our society, that plagues our nation, that plagues our world. I think coming together on that message that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues us as a society, I feel like the answer to that, is the Gospel.” (of Jesus Christ).
What are your thoughts??