By Michael Saponara

Tuesday night (Oct. 4), the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks kicked off the season in H-Town. Prior to the game, both teams stood together and locked arms to symbolize unity during the playing of the national anthem. Both teams wanted to show solidarity behind enemy lines to show that the issues of social justice are bigger than basketball and they support Colin Kaepernick’s protest.

No team has had players sitting during the anthem, but teams like the Celtics who held hands have made collective gestures. Joakim Noah reached out to former Florida college teammate Corey Brewer of the Rockets to organize the protest.

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