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Lakers players have had internal discussions about anthem protests

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If Los Angeles does something, it will be as a team.

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With the national discussion currently turned to the movement of national anthem protests started by San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the question of whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers would join was bound to come up at some point.

At the team’s annual media day in El Segundo, Los Angeles Times Lakers beat writer Tania Ganguli reports that “The Lakers have talked about making a statement” in regards to the anthem protests. The team hasn’t “decided what it will be, but they'll do it together.”

Lakers guard Nick Young had previously announced that he planned to sit for the national anthem, so it will be interesting to see if the team joins him in that, or if they decide to do something different together.

The Lakers first preseason game is October 4th against the Sacramento Kings at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Update: Here’s Tarik Black on anthem protests:

Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News also rounded up many of the Lakers’ comments on the subject here.

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