Saying that "there may be no organization in our society better positioned than the NBA" to have an impact on today's social climate in the United States, commissioner Adam Silver said he wants to see NBA players continue to stand during the national anthem when the regular season opens next week.

"I don't know if the players are organizing anything," Silver said at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting in Manhattan. "All I can say is what we have seen in multiple preseason games so far is our players standing for the national anthem. It would be my hope that they continue to stand for the national anthem. I think that is the appropriate thing to do."

So far during the preseason, the Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Celtics, Wizards and Kings have been among the teams to stand and interlock arms during the playing of the national anthem.

With the season set to start Tuesday starting with the Knicks at Cavaliers, eyes will be on players such as? LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony and what they and their respective teams might do as a show of solidarity to protest racial injustice.