Adam Silver Praised For Putting Black Lives First As NBA ‘Bubble’ Season Ends Covid-Free

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The NBA‘s theme for its “bubble” restart playoffs season was one of racial justice, but the professional basketball league gave new context to Black Lives Matter when its playoffs ended Sunday night without a single person testing positive for the coronavirus. It showed not only that employing the right strategy can help contain, or keep out, the virus, but also that it was taking the health seriously of its athletes, most of whom are Black.

And as Covid-19 continues to disproportionately affect Black and brown people, that’s no small feat, a truth that prompted people across social media and pundits alike to credit NBA Commissioner Adam Silver with making all the right moves while the American government does not.

LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA title Sunday night when they beat the Miami Heat four games to two in the best-of-seven-games Finals series. His statistics for the series included…


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