14:53 PT “Jonathan Isaac just turned to the media, where he was asked to explain why he didn’t kneel and wear a BLM T-shirt … and he says a lot of that has to do with his religious beliefs.”
Isaac said he believed black life mattered … but did not believe the BLM knee-length demonstration or shirt “went hand in hand with supporting Black’s life.”
Isaac went on to explain how the teachings of Jesus Christ affected his life and decisions … and insisted, after much thought, that the kneeling demonstration was not appropriate for him.
“I think when you look around, racism is not the only thing that has hit our society, that has hit our nation, that has hit our world. as a society. The answer to it is the gospel. “
We think that what Isaac is trying to say is his priority is to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, above all else … including the Black Blacks Matter movement.
Orlando magic power ahead Jonathan Isaac became the first NBA player to stand up during the national anthem after the restart of the season … decided against both knees and wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt.
The coaches, referees and players of the league – from LeBron James to Zion Williamson – use anthem demonstrations to raise awareness when games gather in Orlando … a gesture supported by the NBA comish Adam Silver,,
Isaac became the first player to choose to stand, as the anthem was played before Maggie’s game with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday … while the other players and staff took a knee.
It is worth noting – Silver says that everyone will have the opportunity to kneel during the anthem without consequence … despite the league rule requiring players to stand.
The same goes for anyone who wants to stand – no one tells players they HAD to kneel.
So far, Jonathan has not commented on his decision to go public – because the game is currently being played. But when it does, we’ll update here.
Charles Barkley spoke of Thursday’s demonstrations during TNT “Inside the NBA,” saying, “The national anthem means different things to different people.”
“I’m glad these guys are united. If people don’t kneel, they’re not a bad person. I want to make that very clear. I’m glad they had unity, but if we have a person who doesn’t,” I don’t want to kneel because the anthem means something to him, he should not be raped. “
The Magic issued a statement in support of the demonstration, saying: “The DeVos and Orlando Magic families fully support the Magic players who have chosen to use their professional platform to send a peaceful and powerful message condemning bigotry, racial injustice and unwarranted violence. by the police, especially against people of color. “
“We are proud of the positive impact of our players and join them in believing that sport can unite people – bridging divisions and promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and unity.”
Originally Posted – 13:08 PT