Ball Never Lies: How Guaranteed Contracts Provide NBA Players More Security than NFL Players to Advocate for Social Justice

Introduction In 2013, Colin Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl.[1] That same year, LeBron James dominated the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals to secure a second-straight title for the Miami Heat.[2] In 2016, Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to bring attention to systemic racism and police brutality.[3] Meanwhile, James delivered a speech at the 2016 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards where he stated “Black lives matter” in support of the movement of Continue reading →