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NBA Players Decide Not to Use Names of Deceased on Jerseys

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NBA Players across the league have used their platforms in order to bring awareness to social injustice. On Tuesday the players decided not to use names of the victims who have died due to police brutality. According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, players made this decision to avoid offending the victim’s close friends loved ones. Players union president Chris Paul had this to say to The Undefeated last week, "We're just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out.” Chris Paul went on to say that players won’t be pressured to add social justice messages to their jerseys. The NBA is scheduled to resume the season in Orlando, Florida on July 30th.