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In the NBA, players laud their freedom to hold court on social issues

In the NBA, players laud their freedom to hold court on social issues

What started as one football player's silent protest sprouted a nationwide conversation on inequality.

The sports world’s national-anthem protests started with San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and quickly spread throughout the NFL, eventually reaching the WNBA, professional soccer, the NCAA, high school athletics and the NBA.

During the NBA preseason, teams including Milwaukee, New York and Toronto showed what they described as signs of unity during the national anthem. Neither the Bulls organization nor its players have made a similar gesture as of yet, though some have expressed appreciation and support for those who do speak up.

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