Equality is a universal language.#MFFL #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/Onylfw9YEs
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 9, 2020
NBA players will be able to wear another name, phrase and social campaign slogans on their shirts instead of their last name after the break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Mavericks” players have agreed to print the word “Equality” on their shirts. Kristaps Porziņģis (Latvia), Luka Dončičs (Slovenia), José Juan Barea (Puerto Rico) and Max Kleber (Germany) will print this name on the shirt in their mother tongue.
Boban Marjanovic (Serbia) and other Mavericks players will print the word “Equality” on their shirts in English.
“There are problems in this country – racial inequality, systematic racism. We must take part in the fight for equality,” said US basketball player Dwight Powell, a Mavericks spokesman.
The Mavericks arrived in Orlando on Wednesday to continue the NBA season.
Before the season continues, the Mavericks will play three test matches – on July 23 with the Los Angeles Lakers, three days later a duel with the Indian “Pacers” is expected, but the final test game is scheduled for July 28 against the Philadelphia “76ers”.
The NBA season will resume on July 31 with the participation of 22 teams.
4 months too long. We’re ready for this ????#MFFL #WholeNewGame pic.twitter.com/zPZnTrEmNs
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 10, 2020