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Orlando Magic select social justice messages to wear on jerseys

The messages will be displayed in place of last names on the jersey to show unity for racial equality

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The Orlando Magic have announced the social justice messages that players will wear on their jerseys during the NBA restart.

The messages will be displayed in place of last names on the back of the jersey to show unity for racial equality. The Magic revealed the words/phrases that players selected in a video posted on social media:

Aaron Gordon - Freedom

Mo Bamba - Black Lives Matter

Michael Carter-Williams - Liberation

Nikola Vucevic - Equality

Evan Fournier - Justice

James Ennis - Justice Now

Gary Clark - Respect Us

B.J. Johnson - How Many More

D.J. Augustin - Equality

Markelle Fultz - Respect Us

Vic Law - Anti-Racist

Melvin Frazier Jr. - Equality

ESPN reported earlier this month that the list of 29 approved phrases, agreed upon by the NBA and NBAPA, that players could select form included:

Black Lives Matter; Say Their Names; Vote; I Can’t Breathe; Justice; Peace; Equality; Freedom; Enough; Power to the People; Justice Now; Say Her Name; Sí Se Puede (Yes We Can); Liberation; See Us; Hear Us; Respect Us; Love Us; Listen; Listen to Us; Stand Up; Ally; Anti-Racist; I Am A Man; Speak Up; How Many More; Group Economics; Education Reform; and Mentor.

“The league and the players are uniquely positioned to have a direct impact on combating systemic racism in our country, and we are committed to collective action to build a more equal and just society,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “A shared goal of our season restart will be to use our platform in Orlando to bring attention to these important issues of social justice.”