Column: A Different July for the NBA

This 4th of July is a lot different than any of 4th of July that we’ve ever faced.

Especially now in these times that we have so much racial tension going in the United States, couple that with the Covid-19 pandemic and the US has turned into a powder keg.

There is always talk of 4th of July being the independence of this country but there’s an entire group of people who don’t feel independent in this country.  Some of which don’t feel as if they receive the full benefit of being an American citizen and its a shame.

When we were gifted the Statue of Liberty in 1886, it was a symbol of the Union’s victory in 1865 and the abolition of slavery but sometimes the meaning of the symbol is lost, forgotten. Inscribed on the statue is the following:

“Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”

Right now in the United States it doesn’t seem as if everyone is free.

As we celebrate the 4th one would think that US citizens would try more and more to make everyone feel like they have an equal American way but to everyone it doesn’t feel that way.

Take a second if you will to take a long look at the strife and the incredible Black Lives Matter movement that was born from said strife that is currently afflicting this county but with that said there’s always one thing that can be the face of unification.

That one big solid thing that is always there that can make even the people that are arguing amongst themselves  draw their attention away from the strife is sports.

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