Skip to comments.Heat's Meyers Leonard on why he stands for national anthem
Posted on 08/02/2020 10:16:03 AM PDT by george76
I love and support the military and my brother and the people who have fought to defend our rights in this country..
Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat chose to stand for the national anthem while the rest his teammates knelt on Saturday, during the team's reopening game against the Denver Nuggets
Leonard, whose brother served as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan, reportedly uses a military-themed backpack and has various friends who are Navy SEALs. Despite his public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, he says he couldn't bring himself to kneel in protest.
he stood with his hand over his heart as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played just before tipoff.
This news comes just one day after Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac also stood for the National Anthem before the teams game and chose not to wear a BLM T-shirt that other players and coaches usually sport during warmups.
The same day Issac chose not to kneel, the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich -- along with Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon -- also stood for the anthem, NBA.com reported. The league also noted that Popovich is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.
I did feel a little bit of a load lifted off my shoulders when they did that, Leonard added. Each of those individuals had their own personal reasons, just as I do.
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This form of protest is "hugely distasteful" because of the importance of the anthem and flag.. It's something very deep and meaningful to anybody that's served this country..
BLMs finances are organized and managed by a white, jewish, Manhattanite, life-long marxist and former Weather Undergound terrorist, whose sentence for bomb-throwing was commuted by Bill Clinton on his last day in office.
It seems very few black people realize how badly they are being used.
But look at where we are now. Stories explaining why a player did not kneel during the anthembeing asked to justify his stand (heh heh).
Wonder if he will be ostracized by his teammates?
The only sports I watch are college football/basketball and golf. If either of them go politically-correct, bye bye. People do not watch sports in order to see political garbage. The players can do whatever they want on their own time - just leave the rest of us alone.
Popavich surprises me. Hes usually a liberal. Anyone know reason hes standing?
Susan Rosenberg, a convicted terrorist helps provide funding for Only Blacks matter.. her 58 year sentence was commuted / written by Eric Holder..
Holder also handled the Bill Clinton last minute pardons to Marc Rich: a fugitive oil broker who had illegally purchased oil from Iran during the American trade embargo and to Puerto Rico FALN terrorists (to help Hillary win her Senate race in NY) .
Popovich was an Air Force Academy graduate.
Sorry Meyers. Your teammates (majority of nba) have done screwed the pooch. See ya in the unemployment line.
Thanks. Knew it had to be something.
His parents were also immigrants from Eastern Bloc countries, so Im sure he still retains some appreciation for this country that many long-time Americans have lost.
There’s way too many jock sniffing retards in the US, and foreigners, to keep sports profitable.
I hope not.
Leonard needs to ask his military friends if they also support a Communist organization.
If my alma mater UofF tries to implement this SJW/BLM/kneeling crap they can kiss my alumni donations good bye, and I won’t be by myself. Certainly they can figure this out.
They already did some liberal bullshit.
Let me look for it.
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