What happens to players who test positive for COVID-19?
“Training camp is 3 weeks long for a reason. If guys tested positive, it gives them enough time to quarantine for 14 days Guys probably will test positive but it was a smart idea by the NBA and the Players Association to extend training camp” – Perkins
“There should not be a stigma attached to the coronavirus. In our union (WNBPA), the way we talk about coronavirus is pretty much the same way we talk about an injury when it comes to return to play. So it can happen to anyone” – Ogwumike
Renee Montgomery (WNBA’s Atlanta Dream) opts out of 2020 WNBA season to focus on social justice reform
After much thought, I’ve decided to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season. There’s work to be done off the court in so many areas in our community. Social justice reform isn’t going to happen overnight but I do feel that now is the time and Moments equal Momentum. Lets keep it going!
— Renee Montgomery (@itsreneem_) June 18, 2020
“We all respect the decision that she made and we support her decision. The WNBA always support the voices of the players. We’ve always been at the forefront of social change. This is who we are and this is who we’ve been” – Ogwumike
“Women are way stronger than men. WNBA players are not talking about it, they’re taking action” – Perkins
“When Moore chose to sit out the 2019 season, it was the equivalent of Michael Jordan announcing his retirement in 1993”
On this date in NBA History:
1994 – Hakeem Olajuwon blocking John Starks’ 3-point attempt in the finals seconds to secure the win for the Rockets over the Knicks in Game 6!
2000 – Kobe Bryant dishing it to Shaq who finishes with a layup, plus the foul vs the Pacers in Game 6!
Bulls draft Michael Jordan 3rd overall | Is there another draft class that can compete with the class of 84?
“I cannot go against that 84 class. All they’re missing is a small forward” – Perkins
“My second favorite draft class was 1996” – Ogwumike
Timberwolves, Lynx make Election Day (November 3, 2020) a company holiday
Per Wolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson:
“All employees will have the entire day off to be engaged citizens and ensure their voices will be heard.”
San Francisco 49ers CEO, Jed York saw the Minnesota announcement on Twitter and responded by saying he liked the idea so much. His team is gonna do the same
Will other franchises follow suit?
“I definitely do. It’s a good step forward for corporate responsibility ensuring that their employees have the opportunity to exercise their liberty of voting. It’s a good look” – Ogwumike
Perk’s reaction to KD “Sell out” comment:
“It’s hurtful. As an African-American man to be called a sell out, that means you turned your back on your culture and community. That’s not what I’ve done. I’ve never turned my back on my culture or the African-american community. I have no hate towards KD. I still love them as a brother” – Perkins
Perk on his conversation with Dwight Howard on division among players:
“I posted a clip [on Instagram] from an episode of The Jump where we were talking about him. I get a call from Dwight one night and we dove right into the conversation. There was no argument, it was a little bit back and forth but we were talking as real men. I understand where he is coming from. But you got to have a plan in place, especially when you’re trying to go against billionaire owners because when you look at them, they have all their ducks in a row. So when you’re trying to make a statement as a powerful African-American and as a basketball player as a whole, you got to be together in order to win that battle” – Perkins
“What we’ve realized overall [as WNBA players] is that division doesn’t help any cause. Being united is the most important thing” – Ogwumike