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Magic's Jonathan Isaac Explains Not Kneeling for Anthem or Wearing BLM Shirt

Magic's Jonathan Isaac Explains Not Kneeling for Anthem or Wearing BLM Shirt

Forward Jonathan Isaac was the only Orlando Magic player to neither kneel during the national anthem nor wear a Black Lives Matter shirt prior to Orlando's game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

According to Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks, Isaac said after the game that while he believes Black Lives Matter, "kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt don't go hand in hand with supporting Black lives."

Isaac added that while he doesn't view kneeling or wearing the shirt as the answer, "Black lives and all lives are supported through the gospel."

Per ESPN's Marc J. Spears, Magic head coach Steve Clifford said "himself, the players and the franchise support Jonathan Isaac's decision to stand during the anthem and not kneel."

On Thursday, all players in the Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers games knelt during the anthem.

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