NBA Star Explains Why He Didn't Kneel and Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem

On Saturday, Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard did not kneel during the national anthem, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Leonard, who is white, told the Associated Press, “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said but couldn’t bring himself to kneel.

"Some of the conversations I've had over the past three days, quite literally, have been the most difficult," Leonard said. "I am with the Black Lives Matter movement and I love and support the military and my brother and the people who have fought to defend our rights in this country."

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and assistant coach Becky Hammon both stood before the team’s game on Friday.

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