The New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz are discussing a plan to surround the Black Lives Matter signage on the court and kneel together during the national anthem.

The game on Thursday is the first of the NBA restart.

The Pelicans and Jazz are adamant that they want to display a united front.

The league is not expected to enforce a 1981 anthem policy that says "players, coaches and trainers are to stand and line up in a dignified posture along the sidelines or on the foul line."

Other teams are also expected to protest during the playing of the anthem.