Jonathan Isaac, a basketball player of the Orlando Magic team, was the only player from both sides who not only refused to kneel down during the national anthem but also refused to wear the Black Lives Matter t-shirt.
A liberal reporter interviewed him about the reason for not kneeling for National Anthem. He was also asked if, as a black man, he believes in the Black Lives Matter agenda.
“So, you didn’t kneel during the Anthem but you also didn’t wear a Black Lives Matter shirt,” the question asked by that particular reporter, “Do you believe that black lives matter?”
Isac said that he believes in the BLM agenda.
“A lot went into my decision, and part of it is first off, kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt didn’t go hand in hand with supporting Black lives,” he said. “I believe that, for myself, my life has been supported through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that everyone is made in the image of God and that we all fall short of God’s glory. And that each and every one of us every day do things that we shouldn’t do. We say things we shouldn’t say. We hate and dislike whatever we hate and dislike. And sometimes, we get into pointing fingers.”
FOX News reported, “Isaac was the lone person out of the first three games of the NBA’s restarted season. He also didn’t wear a Black Lives Matter shirt and instead chose to stand with his arms at his back with his Magic jersey showing.”
“It’s also worth noting that Isaac was ruled out for the rest of the season in February after suffering a significant knee injury in January. He was able to play because of the time lapse between the injury and the NBA restarting the season. He checked into the game wearing a giant white leg brace on his left leg. It wasn’t immediately clear why Isaac chose to stand while his other teammates knelt.”
During a podcast session published by TNT News, the legendary basketball player, Charles Barkley defended the professional players who don’t kneel for the national anthem strongly and practically.
“My thing is, listen. The national anthem means different things to different people. I’m glad these guys are all unified. But if people don’t kneel, they’re not a bad person. I want to make that perfectly clear. I’m glad they had unity, but if we have a guy who doesn’t want to kneel cause the anthem means something to him, he should not be vilified.”
A popular NBA personality Shaquille O’Neal praised took the side of the players kneeled for the national anthem and praised them.
“That was so beautifully done, done in unity. Nice to see. Think it’s very important that you speak up. Very important that you speak your mind. So, we use our voice to bring awareness. Now we have to go vote. We have to continue to fight, continue the movement. Again, I’m proud of everybody,” he stated.
Rush Limbaugh said in his Radio Show: “It’s gotten to that point. The people who want to stand for the national anthem in the NBA are the people who have to be defended, not the people who are kneeling in opposition to the anthem, in opposition to the country. They don’t have to be defended. But the people who don’t want to kneel, the people who want to express their appreciation and honor for the national anthem, for the country?”
In a democratic country, every individual has the right to have their own belief and opinion. If a person doesn’t believe in thing(s) that the masses think, it doesn’t indicate that there is something wrong with that person.