The Brooklyn Nets rotational player Garrett Temple believes that attending the NBA restart in Orlando will give the opportunity to push the Black Lives Matter narrative.
The Vice-President of the NBPA joined a conversation about freedom, justice, equality featured Liberty point guard Layshia Clarendon. Temple claimed that Orlando will give the players a platform, while they will be able to ‘do their jobs.’
Per Yahoo Sports:
“Just to make sure that narrative continues to get pushed but also to do our jobs playing as black men,” said Temple, who is studying for the LSAT to potentially be a prosecutor or governor. “We have an obligation to be the voice for the voiceless.”
Furthermore, the Nets’ shooting guard talked also about the times he saw many close friends and family being treated like George Floyd and the rest of the black community that suffers from social injustice and police brutality.
“Seeing it so many times, seeing friends go through it, it makes you feel as if you’ve been through it yourself,” Temple noted. “But it still breaks my heart. You can see so many things happen. And the question is, ‘why now?’”