The Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets tipped off for their first game of the NBA restart on Saturday, and during their pregame show of unity, one player stood for the national anthem.
Meyers Leonard, wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt, stood for the anthem with his hand over his heart. When it was over, he fist bumped with his teammates, who appeared to support his decision.
Leonard is the second player to stand for the anthem. Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic stood on Friday, without wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt.
Why did Meyers Leonard stand?
Before the game began, Leonard explained his decision to stand to the Associated Press.