NBA legend Jerry West reacts to players’ decision to strike for social change

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 01: Jerry West attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center on March 01, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

The NBA players took collectively the decision to strike for social change on Wednesday, after the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t get on the court to play against the Orlando Magic.

Jerry West heaped praise on the players, who had the courage to speak out against racial injustice and police brutality.

“I applaud the NBA, but more importantly, the courage of the players to come out and have a platform to speak out the wrong that are going on in this country,” Jerry West said in a phone interview with KCAL9’s reporter Jim Hill. “It’s unbelievably disturbing to me. Just unbelievably disturbing.”

The players have constantly use the NBA “bubble” in Orlando as a platform to talk on the issues that black community is facing in the United States.

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