Following the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Eric Garner, players around the league have been donning “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts as their form of a silent protest. It began with Derrick Rose over the weekend and continued with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others last night in Brooklyn.
Adam Silver was in attendance and it doesn’t exactly sound as if he’s in favor of it. Hard to tell if it’s because he thinks adidas, the NBA’s outfitter, will be upset because players are covering their logo, or if it’s a matter of him not wanting his league known for this type of attention.
“I respect Derrick Rose and all of our players for voicing their personal views on important issues, but my preference would be for players to abide by our on-court attire rules,” Silver said in an email Monday night.
H/T: NY Times