Steve Ballmer on Protests During Anthem: ‘Players Should Express Themselves’

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: Owner of the LA Clippers, Steve Ballmer participates in the announcement of a major gift to renovate nearly 350 public basketball courts in the city at Jim Gilliam Recreation Center on April 02, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said the NBA league office and owners “believe our players should express themselves” while discussing protests during the national anthem during an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday. 

The issue has raged on for the past two years, with President Donald Trump regularly taking aim at NFL players who choose to kneel or demonstrate in some way against racial injustice during the anthem.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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via Bleacher Report – NBA

September 15, 2018 at 09:55AM


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