JJ Redick He was one of the most outstanding players on the opening day of the NBA season restart in Orlando. Despite the New Orleans Pelicans’ 106-104 loss to the Utah Jazz, the player scored 21 points on a day marked by knee swelling during the anthem by the four teams that played this morning.
Precisely, on July 21, the President of the United States Donald Trump he pointed out as a great disrespect that a player knelt during the national anthem, and that for him the following of the NBA was over. Redick has answered these words of Trump in the post-meeting statements, and what he has said has been the following:
« I don’t think anyone in the NBA cares in the least if Trump stops seeing us or not. I think his tweets are meant to divide society. It incites hatred. This time it was no different. »
Looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2020