With 12 games scheduled for MLK Day, the NBA honors the life and legacy of Drs. Martin Luther King Jr. having an inheritance of his word and a work of life.
From New York to Los Angeles, each player warmed up his shirt with the slogans “Now is the time for justice” and “Honor King” to commemorate the holidays, but the messages did not stop there.
From play addresses to half games, Drs. King was honored all day.
Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics
“Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. We believe. Be confident, the fight continues … “
With the Celtics leading the Pelicans to open the MLK Day campaign, Brown spoke with TD Garden ahead of the show, sharing a powerful message that serves as a reminder of why we should continue to have a legacy of Drs. King every day.
Daniel Gafford, Washington Wizards
Atlanta Hawks’ MLK Wall
In Atlanta, where Dr. King was born, the Hawks built the MLK Wall at the State Farm Arena, featuring the logo of the last season’s MLK court court and the uniform of the MLK team uniform worn during the 2020-2021 season.
Onyeka Okongwu, Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Lakers
“MLK Day means a lot,” LeBron James said. “It means that someone represented something greater than him. He represented adults, regardless of race, regardless of race, and represented love, not hatred.”
Victor Oladipo, Miami Heat