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Jonathan Isaac's protest could've been applauded if his explanation wasn't nonsense

The NBA’s greatest fear was a player radical enough to go beyond its collectively bargained, wink-wink, nod-nod “protest,” not a player so radical that he would protest the protest in the other direction.

But Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac felt so compelled to work his way into the loophole, a Black player doing the unthinkable of sorts, refusing to kneel during Friday’s national anthem and eschewing the Black Lives Matter shirt all the players have been warming up in the re-start at Walt Disney World.

In a way, Isaac performed a true protest and had his explanation been something besides the nonsense he offered, it could’ve been applauded.