Adam Silver released an internal memo to league employees addressing the protests following George Floyd's death.
"We are being reminded that there are wounds in our country that have never healed. Racism, police brutality and racial injustice remain part of everyday life in America and cannot be ignored," wrote Silver in the memo.
Several NBA figures have participated in the protests. Jaylen Brown lead a peaceful protest in Atlanta, while Lonnie Walker volunteered to clean up damage following protests in San Antonio.
Silver also added that he is "heartened" by members of the NBA and WNBA speaking out.
"I am heartened by the many members of the NBA and WNBA family -- players, coaches, legends, team owners and executives at all levels -- speaking out to demand justice, urging peaceful protest and working for meaningful change," Silver wrote. "Together, with our teams and players, we will continue our efforts."