Famous NBA player, Chris Paul, the players union president, and Oklahoma City Thunder guard, opened up about the raw stress the NBA players have been feeling and reasons for demanding tangible social justice action plans going forward.
“What we are doing in our league is huge…see real change, real action because guys are tired. I mean tired. When I say tired, we are not physically tired. We are just tired of seeing the same thing over and over again…everybody expects us to be ok just because we get paid great money. You know, we’re human. We have real feelings. And I’m glad that we got the chance to get in a room together to talk with one another and not just cross paths and say, ‘Good luck in your game today,’” Paul said.
Paul also made it clear the players are passionate about empowering and facilitating efforts for people to vote in the upcoming elections and beyond. Paul revealed players had called upon state officials while not playing NBA games these past two days.