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WNBA Players Leave Court During National Anthem

WNBA Players Leave Court During National Anthem”

Before any WNBA player made a statement on the court, he made a statement before the game. They weren't even on the court.

Before the start of its 2020 campaign on Saturday, the WNBA dedicated the season to Breonna Taylor and the Say Her Name movement, which raises awareness for Black female victims of police violence.

Former Mesa Ridge star Kylee Shook made her WNBA debut on Saturday afternoon, when the New York Liberty faced the defending champs Seattle Storm, in the first game of the restarted WNBA season.

And from the wings in the same "bubble community" at Walt Disney World's upscale housing community in Orlando, Florida, LeBron James also tweeted his demand for swift justice for Taylor's tragic death on March 13.

Before the game, the Liberty's Layshida Clarendon and the Storm's Breanna Stewart addressed the cameras to promote the "Say Her Name" campaign and asked for a 26-second moment of silence.

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"Black women are so often forgotten in this fight for justice, who don't have people marching in the streets for them". "Black Lives Matter" was also painted on the court.

'We will say her name. "We will be a voice for the voiceless", she said.

Players from both teams were also seen sporting Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner reported that players from several National Basketball Association times intend to kneel during the opening night of the league's restarted season on July 30. Taylor, an African-American emergency medical technician, was shot and killed in her apartment by Louisville subway police officers executing a search warrant on suspicion of suspected drug possession. No drugs were found in the home.

The WNBA announced last month its plans for all 12 teams to play a 22-game schedule in one location with a traditional playoff format to follow the regular season. The officers responsible for her death have not been arrested.



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