Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet thinks NBA games shouldn’t resume.
Games will start again at the end of July at Disney in Orlando after shutting down because of coronavirus. However, there’s been a lot of chatter about whether or not playing pro sports is a good idea in our current climate, and Kyrie Irving even called the NBA’s return “fishy.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Kyrie Irving told NBA players on call Friday, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium: “I don’t support going into Orlando. I’m not with the systematic racism and the bullshit. Something smells a little fishy.”
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 13, 2020
“Obviously, we all know the right thing to do is not play, to take a stand. Morally, yes, that makes sense, but life goes on. We’re all black guys, and none of us want to give any money back, and I don’t think we should,” VanVleet told TMZ.
He added that the social justice issues NBA players care about, such as police brutality, are “not ending anytime soon.”
I don’t really understand this argument from NBA players at all. In fact, it makes zero sense