Posted 51 days ago
NBA jersey sales for Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic surged two days after he declined to kneel for the national anthem.
Isaac, the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, was the only player to stand for the national anthem before the Magic’s Friday game against the Brooklyn Nets. His jersey was the second-best-selling jersey in the NBA two days later, trailing only superstar LeBron James, according to Fox 13 Tampa Bay.
The 6’11’’ forward, who played college basketball at Florida State University, also declined to join all other players in wearing a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt. He instead chose to wear his Orlando Magic jersey and explained after the game that his faith in God inspired him to take a different route than what his teammates chose.
"I felt like I wanted to just take a stand, a stand on it. I feel like we all make mistakes but that the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there's grace for us and that Jesus came and died for our sins and that if we all come to an understanding of that and understand that God must have a relationship with us that we can get past skin color and we can get past all the things in our world that is messed up and jacked up. I think if you look around, racism isn't the only... (Read more)
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