Players, coaches kneel during anthem ahead of Magic vs. Nets game

A United States flag hangs as players kneel during the national anthem prior to an NBA game between the Lakers and Clippers. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Players and coaches from the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets knelt alongside one another during “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of their game on Friday afternoon.

Many players locked arms with one another and some raised a fist in the air as the American national anthem played. Multiple players wore “Black Lives Matter” shirts over their uniforms.

Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the only player who did not kneel during the anthem.

On Thursday night — the first of the NBA’s restarted season — players and coaches knelt and linked arms during the national anthem ahead of both games: Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers.

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