NBA fulfills promise to put Black Lives Matter signage on Orlando court

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Posted at Jul 22 2020 09:12 PM

The NBA on Tuesday unveiled a Black Lives Matter signage on the court in Orlando, as it prepares for the league's restart on July 30 (US time).

The league presented the feature shown prominently on court, as touring reporters in the NBA bubble visited, according to a Twitter post by ESPN's Malika Andrews

The signage was part of the league's commitment to take a stronger stand for racial equality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck as Floyd asked for help. 

The league also provided spaced out chairs for the players on the bench in observance of the COVID-19 protocols.

The game broadcasters, meanwhile, will be provided a space enclosed in Plexiglas panels separating them from the players.

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