The NBA recently announced that it will allow players inside its Orlando restart bubble the option to pick a pre-selected message to wear on the back of their jersey. Now, this is not the XFL, so there will be no “He Hate Me”. The messages are all related to current social justice issues that many of the players have passionately spoke up about.
Some players, like perennial MVP candidate LeBron James, have opted to just keep their last name on their jersey in lieu of a special message.
Utah Jazz point guard and former Memphis Grizzly, Mike Conley, has announced that he will be wearing “I Am A Man” on the back of his jersey, paying homage to Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of Memphis — the city where he spent the first 12 years of his career.
As always, Memphians came out in support — in the form of a Twitter flurry — for a man that they consider one of their own.