FRED VANVLEET TRUDGED from the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Naples, out the double doors and into the stifling Florida humidity. The Toronto Raptors guard squinted, his eyes adjusting to the sunlight as the words came into focus.
He saw "Black Lives Matter" in large, white letters across each side of two buses that had arrived to take the Raptors to the NBA's campus at Walt Disney World Resort.
"It was dope," VanVleet said. "They didn't even tell us they were doing that."
The defending NBA champions were sending a message as they entered the bubble on July 9.