Norm Powell said he was "very disappointed" with the "cookie cutter" choices NBA players were allowed to choose from to put on their nameplate to voice their social justice messages. The NBA and NBPA agreed to a preapproved list.

Powell will wear "Black Lives Matter" on his jersey, but he wanted to wear "Am I Next."

Powell was a history major at UCLA and has used his voice to amplify issues of racism since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.