Over the past few weeks, the NBA’s stars have played a major role in supporting the causes behind ending police brutality and racial inequality in America.
While fans might assume that the multi-millionaire players in the NBA are mostly safe from dangerous police practices, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal recently proved how that is very far from the truth.
In fact, the superstar guard went so far as to tell a story about when he almost became a victim of police brutality just two years ago.
Just listen to Bradley Beal’s story
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 19, 2020
“I didn’t do anything, but because I was an athlete, a black athlete driving a nice vehicle, that’s what he came up with,” Beal recounted. “How am I supposed to respond to that?”
For years, the NBA has been known as one of the most socially conscious professional sports leagues in the world. Commissioner Adam Silver not only allows the league’s players to speak their minds on important social issues, he encourages them to.
The simple fact is that many of America’s most famous black men play in the NBA.
As social change continues to be a major focus in the United States, chances are good that stars like Beal will continue to come forward to speak about their own experiences with inequality and police brutality.