On Wednesday evening, Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris met for the first vice presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle.
At one point, a fly landed on Pence’s head, which caused some in the NBA community to go crazy on social media.
What just landed on Pence’s head?
— JJ Redick (@jj_redick) October 8, 2020
That fly is an American hero.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 8, 2020
Son got a fly on his head 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) October 8, 2020
Is that a fly???
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) October 8, 2020
Shoutout to the fly.
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) October 8, 2020
That a fly on Pence's head??
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) October 8, 2020
A whole fly tho 😂😂😂
— Jerian Grant (@JerianGrant) October 8, 2020
That fly was big chilling 😂😂😂
I know I’m not trippin
— Royce O'Neale (@BucketsONeale00) October 8, 2020
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) October 8, 2020
Harris is vying to become not only the first female vice president in United States history but the first Black vice president as well.
There is plenty at stake in this election that NBA players have been vocal about.
Ever since the 2019-20 season resumed in Orlando, Fla., a number of players have spoken out about the need for social justice, especially in the wake of several shootings and killings of African-Americans.
Voter suppression of people of color is another issue that players have not only spoken out about but also taken action on.
LeBron James, in particular, is attempting to increase voter turnout among Black individuals by running his “More Than a Vote” initiative.