Every last player on the took a knee during the national anthem Saturday after a local lawmaker threatened the team’s tax benefits if they engaged in the protest against racism and police brutality.
They were joined by competing players from the Utah Jazz team before Thunder’s debut game in the Arena at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando.
The team posted a video of the action titled “For Equality” on its Twitter page.
Thunder guard Chris Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association, said later that it was “.” Paul helped negotiate a deal with the NBA to allow players to wear social justice messages on their jerseys.
Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan