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The NBA’s Social Justice Dilemma: Do Sports Distract and Detract From Activism?

Posted on AllSides August 7th, 2020
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Ever since the NBA announced that it would return to action on July 31, debate has swirled around two central questions: Would the bubble be safe, and would the playoffs boost or distract from the national Black Lives Matter protest movement that erupted after George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin and three other Minneapolis police offers on May 25? The first question has been answered in the affirmative twice now, but the latter remains very much unsettled.

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