Despite the NBA allowing players to replace their last names on their jerseys with messages of social injustice, Anthony Davis has decided he will wear his own name on jersey for the Orlando restart.
Davis confirmed his decision to Chris Haynes from Yahoo Sports.
Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis will wear his last name on the back of his jersey, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 12, 2020
'AD' joins LeBron James as two of the 17 players in Orlando who have chosen not to put social justice messages on their jerseys. The league approved 29 messages for players to use including 'Black Lives Matter', 'Equality', 'I Can't Breathe', and more.
“For me, I think the name ‘Davis’ is something I try to represent every time I step on the floor,” he said. “I just think my last name is something that’s very important to me, and also social justice as well.”
The Lakers star has been outspoken about the recent issues in the country, even posting a picture on Instagram, which stated, 'If You Ain't With Us, We Ain't With Y'All'.