Let me start by saying few things about myself. I love basketball, and I am from Toronto. Last year when Raptors won the championship, I was in tears, and from my balcony I joined the chorus of Torontonians shouting and whistling. Kawhi Leonard was a hero and Nick Nurse a saint (at least the slogans I heard on the streets), one black, one white, and as far as I could see there was no distinction in acclamation based on the color of the skin.
Racial injustice is a shame for our society, and should be fixed. Everyone should be judged by his/her value, not the color of the skin, I truly believe it. Equality in everything should be a right, not a favor.
If NBA players (as individuals) take a stand for what is happening in US with black people they are welcomed, and I think they should do it because they are celebrities, and people listen. But that should stop here. Going one step higher and involve the whole league is wrong.
Mixing sport with politics at the level I saw this week is a damage to what sport means, with long lasting effects. Sport is in a league of its own, and should stay away from politics. I saw what means when sport and politics mangle. I saw it the other way around, during the cold war when the Russians dominated the East Europe, and bent the will of judges to favor Russians athletes in competitions, and that was anything but fair. Now the Sport itself want to influence politics. Wrong.
Let me say this: NBA acted for a good reason, but unacceptable means; SPORT is sport, and politics is politics. Where will it stop if their actions will be successful? Will SPORT become a political weapon?
One may argue that those controlling such an involvement (SPORT and politics) know when to stop. Do not fool yourself, when you have a weapon you will use it. It already started: all other professional leagues followed NBA lead, and my feeling is that they did it for the fear of not doing it, rather then conviction.
One more remark. In a poll among white people that I saw a while ago, more than 60 percent claimed that they were the target of racial injustice because they were white, at least once in their life. And I would have been in that group; if you are in a team where the manager applies the principles from his country of origin, be aware, consider him/her a superman or leave. Of course, you cannot compare bullying with being killed, but social injustice is not just one way. SHOULD BE FIXED! But with right means, let SPORT be SPORT.