“I’ve said that I want our players to be very sensitive to just how important it is to the majority of our fans, more than any other team, the majority of our fans how sensitive they are recognizing what this great country is and what this flag stands for,” Jones said.

And if it begins to affect the bottom line, then they may back up a little bit.”. And, after some technical difficulties, former Nets shooting guard Kerry Kittles found his seat for the Brooklyn-Orlando matchup.

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Fans must follow the rules stated in the NBA's acknowledgement and authorization form, which include (but are not limited to): Moderators will monitor fan sections and can remove spectators if necessary. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. “The NFL is somewhat evolving,” he said. MLB’s approach to social justice in recent months has been something of a mixed bag.

(Intuitively, most teams located in racially diverse markets such as Los Angeles or New York generally have greater racial diversity among their fans.). While none of the 30 NBA teams have a larger share of Republican fans than Democratic fans, the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz are the closest to the center. While race isn’t as clear an indicator of opinion on kneeling as political affiliation, racial and ethnic minorities who identify as NFL fans are more likely (58 percent) than white fans (38 percent) to back kneeling as a form of protest, according to a Morning Consult survey conducted Sept. 3-7. NBA teams account for the 18 most diverse fan bases in the four major sports. The NBA is utilizing Microsoft Teams' new "Together Mode" to put fans on 17-foot-tall LED screens. All participants must have a computer or similar device capable of running Microsoft Teams.

When the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play on Aug. 26 following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., sports properties across the country postponed some, if not all, of their scheduled competitions. In less than six years, Morning Consult has grown from a small start-up to one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America, Join a company built on scale, speed, creativity, empathy, and grit, Get in touch with us to learn more about our products and solutions. Among NBA teams, fans of the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets are most likely to identify as Democrats. showed that slightly more than half believe sports properties have a responsibility to use their influence to affect political and cultural issues. If you are chosen to be a virtual fan, then you will be provided a username and password via email to use on Microsoft Teams. For the average NFL team, 1 in 5 fans is Black and 1 in 5 is Hispanic.

Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Three NHL teams have a larger share of Republican fans than Democratic fans — the Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars — while another five teams’ fans are evenly split between the two parties. During a local radio appearance this week, Jones suggested it’s important for the Cowboys in particular, given the makeup of their fan base, to consider the opinions of fans who believe politics have no place in sports or that kneeling is unpatriotic.