June 24, 2020 | 2: 39 pm
Malcolm Brogdon is among several NBA players who marched in protests fighting bigotry, following the death of George Floyd. Unlike some peers, the Pacers guard thinks the NBA season should resume, permitting Brogdon and others to utilize the platform to help the cause.
First, Brogdon, 27, should quarantine after testing favorable for COVID-19 In preparation for the team’s trip to Orlando in the very first week of July, the Pacers began checking gamers for the virus on Tuesday. Games aren’t set up to start till July 30.
” I recently checked positive for the COVID virus and am presently in quarantine,” Brogdon stated in a statement.
Brogdon, who was inspired by his grandpa marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960 s, made his presence felt while taking part in Atlanta last month, speaking with fellow protestors through a megaphone.
” This is a moment. We have take advantage of today. We have a moment in time. People are going to look back, our kids are going to look back at this and say, ‘You were a part of that,'” Brogdon said. “I have actually got a grandfather that marched next to Dr. Martin Luther King in the ’60 s, and he was incredible. He would be proud to see all of us here. We’ve got to keep pushing forward.
” I’ve got bros, I’ve got sis, I’ve got buddies, that remain in the streets, that are out here that have not made it to this level, that are experiencing that they’re getting pulled over, simply discrimination, day after day, handling the same bulls– t. And this is organized.”
After spending his very first three seasons with the Bucks, Brogdon has actually started all 48 games he appeared in with the Pacers, balancing 16.3 points, 7.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds. One week prior to the March 11 suspension of the season, Brogdon suffered a leg and hip injury, which he just recently recovered from.