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NBA Restarts with Nod to Black Lives Matter, LeBron James Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant

NBA Restarts with Nod to Black Lives Matter, LeBron James Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant

The NBA is back in session and the season re-opener began with all four teams kneeling during the national anthem as a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The basketball season re-opened on Thursday (July 30) at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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During the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers, LeBron James paid tribute to his late friend Kobe Bryant.

LeBron wore a small purple band around his finger with Kobe’s number 24 printed on it.

All players from the Lakers, Clippers, the Utah Jazz, and the New Orleans Pelicans wore Black Lives Matter shirts, wrapper their arms around each other, and took a knee during the National Anthem.

See what baseball players did during their Black Lives Matter tributes.

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Posted to: basketball, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, NBA, Sports

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