Heat's Jimmy Butler Wants No Name on the Back of His Jersey

When the restart of the NBA begins at the end of July, players have the option to put messages on the back of their jersey. Kyle Korver is choosing to display 'Black Lives Matter' on his jersey while others such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis are choosing to stick with their names.

One player who is hoping to leave his jersey blank is Jimmy Butler.

"I have decided not to. With that being said I hope that my last name doesn't go on there as well, just because I love and respect all the messages that the league did choose, but for me, I felt like with no message, with no name, it's going back to like who I was, and if I wasn't who I was today, I'm no different than anybody else of color, and I want that to be my message in the sense that just because I'm an NBA player, everybody has the same rights no matter what. That's how I feel about my people of color."

The Miami Heat begin their restarted season on August 1st against the Denver Nuggets.

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