“Kneel” in the news

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The Independent
· Oklahoma City Thunder players take a knee despite threat from Republican to reassess tax benefits  
Oklahoma City Thunder players took a knee during the national anthem ahead of their NBA game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, just one day after a state representative threatened to reassess state benefits for OKC if the team knelt.
The New York Times
· What Has Changed Since George Floyd  
In all, 62 of the 100 largest cities now have such policies in place, including New York and Minneapolis, where Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
The Japan Times
· Early returns say so far, so good for NBA bubble  
On top of all that, there’s the messaging — “Black Lives Matter” on the court, “Black Lives Matter” on the shirts that most players and coaches have worn as teams kneel together for the national anthems pregame, the way coaches like Popovich turn ordinary pregame questions into opportunities to educate about racism.
The Independent
· Israel Folau: Coach defends rugby league player’s ‘personal choice’ not to take a knee for Black Lives Matter  
Israel Folau‘s decision not to kneel down with his teammates before Sunday’s Super League match between his Catalan Dragons and St Helens was a “personal choice”, his coach Steve McNamara said.
The Independent
· Lewis Hamilton fearful of what could have happened after British Grand Prix last lap puncture  
Hamilton was joined by 12 others in kneeling, while seven drivers, including Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, elected to stand.
The Age
· Israel Folau stood while his team took a knee – and that's OK  
What did come as a surprise happened a few days earlier, when he elected to stand during the national anthem while his team kneeled to show their support for the Black Lives Matters movement.
Sports Illustrated
· Magic's Isaac suffers knee injury; jersey sales skyrocket to second in NBA  
In Friday's win over the Nets, Isaac became the first player not to kneel during the national anthem.
Sports Illustrated
· Report: Magic Fear Jonathan Isaac Has Torn ACL  
Isaac garnered national media attention on Friday when he stood for the national anthem while his teammates, coaches and opposing players all knelt.
The Japan Times
· Dragons coach defends Israel Folau’s ‘personal choice’ to not kneel during anti-racism protest  
On Friday, Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic became the first NBA player not to kneel during the national anthem since the league resumed last week in Florida.