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Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets has suggested that the NBA players should form their league. The idea was sent through a group chat between Irving and his Brooklyn Nets teammates, suggesting that they skip NBA’s restart at Disney World, while proposing the idea of starting their own league.
Irving also feels like restarting basketball again would take away from the focus on systematic racism and police brutality.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium shared on Twitter, the NBA told its teams “a central goal of our season restart will be to utilize the NBA’s platform to bring attention and sustained action to issues of social injustice”.
The NBA plans to restart the season on July 30th with over 22 teams playing 8-regular season games each before a potential play-in tournament for the number 8 seed and a traditional 166-team playoff formart with a best-of-seven series.
NBA has informed all 30 teams of this entering 2019-20 resumption: "A central goal of our season restart will be to utilize the NBA's platform to bring attention and sustained action to issues of social injustice…" pic.twitter.com/qfrRms88Hi
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 16, 2020
Source: Bleacher Report