New York – The NBA and the league's Players Association recognized Wednesday that dealing with racial issues will be a shared goal when the season resumes.
The league and the union announced that they will take "collective action to combat systemic racism and promote racial justice" when they resume the campaign at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, next month.
released the specific plans.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA Executive Director Michelle Roberts led a meeting Tuesday that included league officials and players to discuss initiatives.
These include how to ensure better inclusion of African American community owned and operated businesses in the league and create an NBA foundation “to expand education and opportunities economic development "in the black community.
" The problem of systemic racism and police brutality in the country has to come to an end, " said union president Chris Paul, base of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He added that "there is much work ahead both in Orlando and in the long term to continue the momentum and create real change, lasting change in society."
Silver indicated that they will continue with the dialogue.