For Black History Month celebrate the legacy of African-Americans by having players wear these commemorative jerseys.
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The National Basketball Association has seen an immense growth in racial equality since the first non-Caucasian player entered the league in 1947. That player was Wataru Misaka who broke the barrier that made it possible for Asian Americans to play in the NBA. Although Asian Americans currently uphold a small percentage of players in the NBA, the door for opportunity was then opened. That allowed the growth of other ethnicities within the NBA.
On October 31st 1950 Earl Lloyd was the first African American to officially participate in an NBA game. Since that moment the NBA saw an emergence of African American players by the 1960s. Over a half-century later, the National Basketball Association has evolved greatly in terms of ethnic diversity. African Americans players now constitute up to 78% of the NBA, Caucasians uphold 16%, Latinos 5% and Asians 1%.
"The 'Dream BIG' campaign honors African-Americans for their countless
Contributions that have opened doors for people around the world," said
Saskia Sorrosa, NBA Vice President, Multicultural/Targeted Marketing. “
We have seen players wear several variations of NBA jerseys which celebrate occasions such as Latin heritage month, St. Patricks day, Christmas day, All-Star weekend and a military-inspired uniform worn by the Spurs.
With the NBA’s initiative to honor African-Americans for their countless contributions and engaging more kids by educating them about black history to positively impact the future. Implementing this black history month collection
which consist of Jerseys, uniforms and apparel would be the perfect way to commemorate African American heritage.
Please sign and share this petition, we would love to grab the attention of the NBA commissioner, the players and the owners to honor this month.
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