Orlando Magic basketballer, Jonathan Isaac became the first NBA player to stand during the National Anthem as the NBA league resumed play after a 20-week hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday night.
Isaac, who is Black, and 22 years of age, remained standing as players and coaches from both teams, as well as referees, took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.
He was also the only player seen not wearing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt.
A basketball player has become the first NBA star not to kneel during the national anthem as part of the Black Lives Matter movement since the league restarted on Thursday https://t.co/V6yHAyvlV5
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) August 1, 2020