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Norman Powell

Raptors’ Powell feeling constrained in his social justice message options
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Raptors’ Powell feeling constrained in his social justice message options

Norm Powell had a very specific phrase for the back of his jersey where his name would normally go for this NBA restart.But he won’t be able to use it and he’s not very happy about it.In acknowledgement of the huge emphasis a vast number of NBA players and the league itself is putting on social justice these days, both the league and the player’s association agreed to allow players to replace their last names with a saying that spoke to their own personal feeling about social injustice for the upcoming restart of the NBA season.Powell’s first choice was “Am I next?” but that wasn’t one of the 29 saying or slogans the league and the NBAPA agreed upon as options.“I was really disappointed in the options that were given to us first and foremost,” Powell said on a Zoom conference Thu...