Chris Paul opens up about NBA players having personalized jerseys in season restart

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Chris Paul shared his thoughts on the idea of NBA players having personalized jerseys in the restart of the season to promote social justice.

The president of the NBPA and superstar of the Oklahoma City Thunder said this idea will help players use their platform as a mouthpiece for social reform.

“We’re just trying to continue to shed light on the different social justice issues that guys around our league continue to talk about day in and day out. People are saying that social justice will be off of everybody’s mind in Orlando. With these jerseys, it doesn’t go away.

The guys I talked to were definitely excited. The reason I’m passionate and excited about it is that it gives a voice to the voiceless. It also gives guys a chance to shine a light on something they are passionate about. Otherwise, they may not have been given a chance to express themselves,” Paul told Marc J. Spears of ESPN.