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NBA players meet with Pope

The delegation included Kyle Korver of the Milwaukee Bucks, Sterling Brown of the Houston Rockets, Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic, Anthony Tolliver of the Memphis Grizzlies, Marco Belinelli of the San Antonio Spurs and National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts.

NBA may allow social messages on jerseys

Oklahoma City guard Chris Paul, president of the National Basketball Players Association, said the union and the league are currently collaborating on the initiative.

Messages like "Black Lives Matter" or "I Can't Breathe" or the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery could replace the players' names on the backs of their uniforms.

The NBA season is scheduled to resume on July 30 with 22 teams competing in Orlando.

NBA players to discuss Black Lives Matter recognition

NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN players spent a significant amount of time since Friday discussing the factors and issues around playing basketball while important societal issues centered around justice and equality are top of mind for many.

Twenty-two teams are scheduled to resume play on July 30 in Orlando, Florida, and dozens of players joined a conference call Friday to air concerns about playing at all this summer.

Roberts said there is no threat to the return of the NBA, on hiatus since March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.