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Virginia basketball team joins Colin Kaepernick in kneeling against police brutality

The fall is fast approaching, and that means the NBA and college basketball are both about to get underway. NBA teams begin preseason play later this weekend, while college teams are beginning preseason preparations for a season that gets underway in November.

I bring all this up because there is plenty of discussion about the next set of people joining in demonstrating against injustice and inequality. Colin Kaepernick began this demonstration by sitting, and later taking a knee during the National Anthem. Other NFL players have followed suit, as well as high school football teams, and athletes in other sports, including USA soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

As basketball season gets underway, NBA teams have gotten plenty of questions about what it means for the start of their season. And now, we have a college basketball team chiming in, in a big way. The University of Virginia is expected to be one of the better teams, competing for the ACC title and potentially a national championship after losing in the Elite 8 this past season.

On Thursday, several Cavaliers posted a picture showing the entire team taking a knee and interlocking arms, with one assistant coach retweeting the picture. There is no word on the team’s plans for once the season began, but you can read more about the players comments here.