The NBA season resumed on Thursday in the so-called «Florida bubble» after a 4-month hiatus, as LeBron James showed his decisive skills and players, coaches and referees protested racism together during the national anthem in Orlando.
The season made its comeback with the Utah jazz beating the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-101 win over the Clippers.
«I hope we made Kaep [American Football player Colin Kaepernick] proud. I hope we continue to make Kaep proud every single day. I hope I make him proud with how I live my life, not only on the basketball floor but off the floor,» said LeBron James in the post-game press conference.
«The hardest thing that happened in the game for me today was kneeling for 2 minutes, my knee would hurt, and in the middle I'm thinking 'in 2 minutes my knee is hurting, yet there was a guy who had his knee on someone's neck for 8 minutes,' think about that. The national anthem took two minutes. There were guys who needed towels and things to get under their knees. And yet, someone kneeled on another human being's neck for eight minutes. That's nuts when you think about it,» said Doc Rivers, LA Clippers Head Coach.
NBA is using the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida as a single site for all games, practices and housing between the 22 teams for the rest of the curtailed season.