Here are the messages that Sixers players will have on the back of their jerseys.
According to NBA.com – six 76ers players will wear social justice messages on the back of their jerseys.
- Alec Burks – Enough
- Furkan Korkmaz – Equality
- Raul Neto – Equality
- Kyle O’Quinn – Hear Us
- Josh Richardson – Say Their Names
- Matisse Thybulle – Vote
The messages come as part of the agreement for the NBA to return to play while there is a large social justice movement happening in America. The messages, which were pre-approved by the NBA, were met with a lot of criticism by players, including Mike Scott and Tobias Harris, for being “safe” and “pointless” without real change.
Only six players will wear a message, which puts the Sixers at the bottom of the list in terms of participants. In comparison, the Raptors have all 17 players wearing messaging on the back of their jerseys instead of their own names.
The NBA season officially resumes tonight inside in the bubble with a double-header. Jazz vs Pelicans at 6:30pm followed by Lakers vs Clippers at 9pm.
The Sixers, as we all know, resume play on Saturday against the Pacers.