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NBA players meet with Pope Francis to discuss social justice


The NBA continues their advocacy for social justice by collaborating with the Holy See himself.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, five NBA players — Kyle Korver, Jonathan Isaac, Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown and Anthony Tolliver — along with Players’ Association executive director Michele Roberts went to Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis.

The report also said that it was the Vatican who personally reached out to NBPA to learn more about the players’ work for social change.

The NBA has been aggressive in their social justice reform, especially inside the bubble in Orlando, Florida where they made numerous statements like kneeling during the National anthem, inserting ‘Black Lives Matter’ messaging on the courts and apparel, and even postponing scheduled games in the aftermath of Jacob Blake shooting.