“There is so much going on in our world, man, and I just feel like we don’t have to be distracted by anything. I would definitely like to play and win a championship, but I don’t don’t want something to distract us from really what’s going on in our world.
“It hurts. It hurts. It hurts my family. It hurts all of our families, and everyone is feeling it right now. I just think we need to focus on what’s going on.”
“No basketball until things are resolved”
However, a coalition of NBA players – led by Brooklyn Nets playmaker Kyrie Irving – has expressed uncertainty about the commitment of the league’s plan for the restart.
Howard said he wanted to resume the NBA season, but he thought the opportunity for unity between “my people” was a higher priority and that there should be “no basketball until things won’t be resolved. “
When the season was suspended in March, the Howard Lakers were at the top of the Western Conference and, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davies, have an excellent chance of winning an NBA title this season.
But despite being at the dawn of its first NBA championship, the pursuit of pressure for a more equal society remains the priority of 34 years.
“Going to Los Angeles for me was the best thing in my life,” said the 2008 Olympic gold medal winner.
“I am very grateful to be part of this team playing with LeBron, playing with AD. Just representing the Lakers again, it meant the world to me. I have personally seen so much pain from our people .
“These are our people right now, and we need attention right now. I don’t want to talk about basketball. I don’t want to be provocative and try to provoke any kind of controversy “Because I love my team. I love the NBA. I love basketball. I just think our people need our attention right now.”