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 at Walt Disney World. 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. “Some of the conversations I’ve had over the past three days, quite literally, have been the most difficult,” Leonard told The Associated Press before the game. Leonard said his brother told him: “Stay true to you.
Source: Fox News August 01, 2020 22:51 UTC