Several Portland Trail Blazers players will have social justice statements on the backs of their jerseys when play resumes in Orlando. The league and National Basketball Players Association recently agreed on a list of approved messages that players can have on their jerseys. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Damian Lillard has elected to have the message “How Many More?” on the back of his jersey, while Jusuf Nurkic’s jersey will say “Equality”.
CJ McCollum told Portland media earlier this week that his jersey will feature the message “Education Reform”:
CJ says he's wearing "Education Reform" on the back of his jersey. "That's something that we lack in certain communities. In the Black community, people of color, kids are at a disadvantage."— Sean Highkin (@highkin) July 6, 2020
And rookie Nassir Little has chosen “Black Lives Matter” as his message, he told our own Danny Marang on the latest Blazer’s Edge podcast. Zach Collins intends to also have “Black Lives Matter” on the back of his jersey, per AJ McCord of KOIN News:
Portland’s Zach Collins will be putting “Black Lives Matter” on the back of his #RipCity jersey if possible. His second choice is “Equality”— AJ McCord (@AJ_McCord) July 8, 2020
The NBA season is scheduled to resume play on July 30 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.