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Grizzlies' Morant apologizes for anti-police Instagram post
AP Jun 30, 2020 6 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant posted and deleted an Instagram photo suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police.
“My post was intended to focus on bad cops who get away with the murder of unarmed Black men and women and those who continue to harass peaceful BLACK LIVES MATTER protestors," Morant said.
Morant also asked for “justice” in the death of https://apnews.com/BreonnaTaylor">Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police officers who were performing a no-knock warrant.
Morant's post came as the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and Nike were reportedly working on a deal to allow players to replace their names with social justice statements when the https://apnews.com/50d2a10355e2aa1756c40c4d1cb5b3d7">NBA season resumes on July 30.
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