Magic Forward Jonathan Isaac Talks About Not Kneeling for the National Anthem or Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-Shirt

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SJ - July 31, 2020

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac became the first NBA player to not kneel during the National Anthem in the Disney Bubble.  He also chose to not wear a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.

The 22-year-old ordained minister instead stood and prayed during the National Anthem.

After the Magic's 128-118 win over the Brooklyn Nets, everyone wanted to know why Isaac decided to stand and not wear a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.

Isaac, who had 16 points in the game, explained that his belief in God and his belief that kneeling or wearing a black lives matter t-shirt doesn't "go hand in hand with supporting black lives."

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.  Kneel if you want, stand if you want.  Nobody should catch any heat for doing either.

I think we can all show respect for the size of Isaac's balls.  Whatever your personal beliefs you can admit what he did wasn't an easy thing to do.

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