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Fred VanVleet: NBA Restarting amid Racial Injustice Protests 'Terrible Timing'

Fred VanVleet: NBA Restarting amid Racial Injustice Protests 'Terrible Timing'

The NBA's restart is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases rise across the United States (including Florida) and protests for social justice continue nationwide.

But it wasn't an easy decision by any means, VanVleet said, noting how the league's planned restart (which has been in the works for months) comes with unfortunate timing amid current events:

This issue, racial injustice, social injustice, police brutality, all these things are not ending anytime soon.

The league is set to restart its currently suspended 2019-20 season in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on July 30, which will end a 20-week hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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