Clippers’ Lou Williams calls the return of sports a ‘distraction’ amid ongoing social issues

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Lou Williams believes the return of sports currently is a ‘distraction’ from the nationwide protests and civil unrest.

However, the star of the Los Angeles Clippers made it clear that he wants to play basketball again and be part of the resumption of the season.

The NBA has decided to resume the season in Orlando on July 30, yet there are players that are still concerned, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the current social climate.

I never said I wasn’t gonna play. But everyday all we see on espn is NBA coming back. On cnn I see another black man killed by police last night. I don’t expect you to understand cause u don’t have a platform. So borrow mine. Say something that’ll make mom proud. Go

— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) June 13, 2020

Y’all stop trying to tell me how to do a job u never did lol. If we had a game today and u leave a protest to watch it. That’s a distraction. Any questions? And bleacher report. Y’all make sure u give my quotes context when I speak. Be cool. Keep fightin

— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) June 13, 2020 Previous articleNBPA reportedly admits the possibility of fan-less 2020/21 NBA seasonNext articleDanny Green the only Raptors player that has not received his 2019 championship ring

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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