There’s been a lot of discussion about procedures during the National Anthem in the world of sports over the last year.
This of course stems back to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem during his days as the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
Other players have followed his lead since, and when President Trump’s comments on the matter reached a boiling point prior to Week 3 of the NFL season, most of the NFL players protested in some form or fashion.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that if his players take a knee that they will not play. The NFL covered this issue at their fall meetings, and San Antonio Spurs head honcho Gregg Popovich has never been mum when it comes to his thoughts on the President.
With the National Anthem being such a hotly-debated topic, the Spurs used the time prior to their season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves to issue a message of equality.
— Jason Minnix (@JasonMinnix) October 19, 2017
As our own Jason Minnix notes, Spurs legends David Robinson and Tim Duncan locked arms through the message. There were other demonstrations like this on Wednesday night across the NBA, as most teams are addressing the issue in whatever manner they see fit.