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NBA: Pelicans wear yellow socks in support of Ukraine

Lthe players of the Pelicans used yellow socks during their match against King's in a sample of solidarity with Ukraine and to "draw more attention


Lthe players of the Pelicans used yellow socks during their match against King’s in a sample of solidarity with Ukraine and to “draw more attention” to the large-scale invasion of the country by the Russian army. in the team of Sacrament play the ukrainian alex len and on the track the Lithuanians agreed Jonas Valanciunas and Domantas Sabonisvery aware of the situation given the proximity of their country to the conflict zone.

“War is not the solution”Valanciunas said the day Russia invaded Ukraine. After beating the Kings 125-95, he took the floor again: “Like we talked about last time, it’s a big thing. We’re just trying to get more attention. The enemy is still out there. Innocent people continue to die. Everybody talks about sanctions, support, prayers, but something more has to be done. It has been seven difficult days. Every time you look at your phone and see what’s going on, it’s shocking.”.

Alex Len, Ukrainian player for the Kings.

Pelicans coach, Willie Greensaid the team came up with the idea while he was in los angeles on their most recent tour and decided to wear the yellow socks against the Kings. “Being mindful and aware of what is going on in the world is one of our core values.. The boys wanted to do something to show their unity and they chose that. We just want to make sure we keep people in our prayers and we understand that it’s a blessing to be able to play basketball, but there are some people who have a really hard time there.”

naji marshall and Brandon IngramThey said that Valanciunas had spoken with the team about the invasion of Ukraine in recent days. “He wanted to do something to support people and if he wanted to do it, I was all for it,” Ingram said.