Dallas Mavericks to have “Equality” on the back of their jerseys in Orlando
Dallas Mavericks to have “Equality” written on the back of their jerseys in Orlando
The Dallas Mavericks have arrived in Orlando for the season’s restart. Their first full team practice since the NBA suspended play in March takes place on July 10. The Mavs cannot wait to get back on the court and finish the season.
The team also wants to use its platform to help create social change. The NBA approved 29 messages that can be placed on the back of their jerseys in Orlando. It is one way the entire league plans to focus the attention on social injustice.
The Mavericks players have all selected the message they want to appear on their jerseys. Find out more below.
Dallas Mavericks to all have “Equality” written on the back of their jerseys in Orlando
Dwain Price broke the news on Thursday. Read his tweet below.
Fans can read his entire interview with Dwight Powell here. The Mavs center also gives an update on his injury and thoughts about the bubble in Orlando.
The Mavericks also released this video on July 9 showcasing what each jersey will look like during the restart.
Mark Cuban and the Mavs have done a fantastic job bringing light to the issue. Hopefully, it creates change. Coach Rick Carlisle has also formed a committee inside the coaches’ association to help with the cause. Fans can read more about it here.
The season’s restart in Orlando will be a one-of-a-kind event. There will be no fans in attendance. Expect all 22 teams to be playing at a high level because the championship is on the line. Creating change and stopping racism will be at the forefront too. Equality is the perfect message. Fans will see it on the back of every Mavericks player’s jersey in Orlando.