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Justin Holiday pens powerful essay, commits to playing in Orlando

Justin Holiday, who was reportedly ‘50/50’ about committing to the league’s restart plan in Orlando, has announced he will play when the season resumes next month at Walt Disney World, citing both a desire to secure his financial future and use his platform for change in an article for the Players’ Tribune.

“We deserve to be loved, supported and respected, and I am committed to making a change, and that change will be reflected through doing my job,” Holiday writes. “Come July 30, when games resume, you can expect an explosion of athleticism and focus from me, coupled with an unparalleled passion for philanthropy and human rights — rights my people have been striving to achieve for decades.