Warriors' Steph Curry shows love for players in National Basketball Association restart on Twitter

Ross Houston
July 31, 2020

The Warriors were at the bottom of the Western Conference standings on March 11, and won't be one of the 22 teams competing at the NBA's bubble restart in Orlando.

And in an wonderful twist of fate, Rudy Gobert - the player whose COVID-19 diagnosis triggered the shutdown of the league - scored the first and last points of the first game back to lead the Utah Jazz to a 106-104 win over New Orleans.

Instead of their names, the backs of the player jerseys also bore messages such as "Peace", "Equality", "Say their names", and "Freedom". Quite fittingly, it was Rudy Gobert. They are fighting for a playoff spot with 28 wins and 37 losses.

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in a highly anticipated marquee matchup as the National Basketball Association gets set to resume the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season in Orlando, Fla.

Harrell is averaging 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game this season.

For Clippers, Paul George scored 30 points, but he missed out on a three-point attempt at the final horn.

Redick was asked Thursday night about President Trump's tweet that the "game is over" for him if he sees any player kneeling during the national anthem. As for LeBron James, the de facto player of the game, he answered two questions on racial inequity and social progress before he spoke on the contents of the actual game.

The second game was underway and featured an all-LA battle between the Western Conference-leading Lakers and Clippers.

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