That Giannis would participate in that exercise given where his career sits was a coup. It was too good to be true, though: Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks decided that due to knee pain, he would not participate after all.
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Youth Jonathan Lucroy Jersey Antetokounmpo had been fighting through a knee injury while training with the Greek team; when he attended to NBA functions in China, the Bucks administered a physical and determined — apparently in partnership with Giannis and his camp — that playing in EuroBasket starting Aug. 31 would be a bad idea.
For Brogdon, what’s been done has been great, but athletes need to speak louder if the country is going to listen.
I see guys like Colin Kaepernick in the NFL. Guys like Marshawn Lynch, they’re sitting down, they’re making statements, they’re standing up for what they believe in and I think it’s terrific, he said. I think we need more athletes like that that have platforms, that have stages, that are willing to make sacrifices to see that our country improves as a whole.
Brogdon wasn’t the only Virginia Cavalier to speak out. His former teammate and current Philadelphia 76ers forward, Justin Anderson, promoted equality in light of the Charlottesville incident, as did UVA head coach Tony Bennett, who delivered a strong message of belief in diversity and unity to its fullest extent, and when those two things come together, something beautiful and triumphant comes out it it.