On the latest episode of “The 30,” a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll, host Jas Kang and contributor Anthony Irwin discussed the Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping the United States, and the impact it’s having on both basketball and the world as a whole. The guys also talked about racism in America, and how this recent wave of demonstrations and action may be the tipping point to have some meaningful reform in this country.
Then, Jas and Anthony got into how the coronavirus pandemic — and the protesting against systemic racism — are being handled by the NBA and its players. With players like Kyrie Irving, Dwight Howard, and others coming out and saying they may not want to continue the 2019-20 season in Orlando, how will commissioner Adam Silver proceed with the league’s attempts to continue the campaign at Disney World? Will the National Basketball Players Association come together and agree to play, or will their current internal disagreement lead to the season getting cancelled entirely? What would be the effects on the NBA (and the Lakers) of that happening, both in the short-term and long-term?
Finally, to wrap things up, Jas and Anthony got in to how the NBA can proceed going into next year.