Fred VanVleet Going to join his Toronto Raptors teammates in the NBA bubble next month … but the guy admitted on Monday that he was unsure if it was the right choice. “It sucks,” VanVleet told reporters during a conference call. “It’s a terrible moment. But it’s been 2020 for us. We all know that the right thing to do is not to play, to take a stand. “ VanVleet – like Dwight Howard and Kyrie Irving before him – clearly believes that the Black Lives Matter movement could be better served if the NBA does not return this summer. But, the Raptors keeper says the money – and the ability to use it to help fight for social justice – ultimately influenced him too much. “We are all young, black people,” said VanVleet. “None of us want to return money. I don’t think we should do it. I think money can be used in different ways. “ “It will not end this summer, anyway, or in the coming months. This problem, racial injustice, social injustice, police violence, all of this will not end soon. Our fight is long term. It was part of my decision. “ VanVleet said that if more NBA guys were on board … he would have had no problem sitting down during the resumption of the season, adding, “I wouldn’t even have fought him. “ “I think most of us decided to play. This is something we will have to live with. I hope my heart is in the right place, and I’m doing enough to really change things. “ For the part of the NBA, he is committed to giving his players all the opportunities to make statements during the restarted season… would have even considered allowing the players to carry messages rather than surnames on their shirts .
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