Sixers' Mike Scott calls NBA jersey phrases “a bad list, a bad choice”

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George Floyd's death, and overall racial inequities and social injustices that have been highlighted in recent weeks have brought out some emotions in Scott.

"You know a lot of anger, disappointment, just you know just questioning a lot of stuff like what's going on in this world and how can people be so evil," he said. "You know, there's just a lot of anger. It's mostly just anger."

A lot of NBA players have been vocal as way to use their platform as way to make a chance. Scott takes a more reserved, lad back and a "more of let's just do it instead of talking about it" approach.

He's still angry and admits that it's not easy to change his focus from the coronavirus and racism to playing basketball in Orlando.

"Most people would probably be like, 'This (stuff) should be easy. Just think about basketball.'

"But I don't know, man. It's tough thinking about that after what's gone on these past couple of months."


He's been dealing with that while trying work out every day and get mentally ready for Orlando.

"But at the same time, how can you not focus on everything else going on?" he said.

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