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Spurs reveal social justice messages players will be sharing in Orlando

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San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan answers questions from reporters during media day at the Spurs NBA basketball practice facility in San Antonio, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

The San Antonio Spurs will be getting their season going again in Orlando after a lengthy layoff and several players will be doing their part to raise social justice awareness.

The Spurs shared a tweet of what the players will be wearing on their uniforms Friday night as they face the Kings. Some players will wear message such as "Black Lives Matter," "Equality" and more.

Before the Spurs' tweet, Marco Belinelli and Jakob Poeltl spoke on replacing their names with messages of hope in Orlando.

"On my jersey I will have the word 'Equality', in Italian," Belinelli said. "Beautiful things and terrible things happen in the world, it is right to make yourself heard."

"I did change my name. I'm going to have 'Black Lives Matter' on the back of my jersey," said Poeltl.

Recently, Lonnie Walker IV did tell local media that the team will discuss any peaceful protest they may want to do prior to tip-off against the Kings.

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