Caruso Opts To Put "Black Lives Matter" On The Back Of His Jersey

Lebron James and Anthony Davis recently decided not to change the names of their jerseys to the pre-approved names chosen for the NBA's restart. But, Alex Caruso explains why he has opted into wearing "Black Lives Matter" on the back of his jersey.

Video Transcript

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- So LeBron and AD both announced that they won't be wearing any of the league's pre-approved social messages on the back of their jerseys. Have you given any thought to it? Are you going to wear your name? Are you going to wear a message? What are you thinking right now?

ALEX CARUSO: Yeah, I decided to put Black Lives Matter on the back of the jersey. I thought that was, you know, as a white player in the NBA, I feel like showing the support. And in voicing that as a figure that a lot of white kids growing up around the country idolize or fans of, whatever you want to call it, I think it's important for me to show that that's the right thing. And that the message is equality and the message is justice. You know, is making sure that their voices are heard and that everybody treats everybody how they should be treated.

- All right, man. We definitely appreciate you in the Black community. And we're not really giving out invites to the cookout, but once those invites start coming back in, you know you got one. You definitely can get some to-go plates.

ALEX CARUSO: Yeah, just bring me a to-go plate. I know the food is going to be fire.

[INSTRUMENTAL HIP-HOP MUSIC]

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