Social justice at the heart of NBA season restart in Orlando

The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans kneel in solidarity during the national anthem before the first game of the NBA restart.

When it comes to demanding change, the league stands united -- and Thursday, the four teams that played on the first night of the league’s restart showed that by not standing.

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The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans knelt alongside one another during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” their way of joining the chorus of those demanding racial justice and equality in society.

In the second game, the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers did the same thing during the anthem preceding their matchup.

From messages on their jerseys and shoes to displays of solidarity during the national anthem, here's a look at the social justice statements from the first night of the restart.

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