Adam Silver confirmed on a conference call with NBA general managers that there will be no discipline for anyone who peacefully protests during the national anthem, sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic.
The call lasted an hour and the sensitivities surrounding the situation were discussed.
They also discussed whether general managers already inside the bubble would be permitted to leave the stands and join their teams on the court as a sign of support. Several GMs interpreted the response that they can join their teams.
“Don’t damage the platform,” said one person.
Rob Pelinka and Jeff Weltman were vocal on the call and expressed a desire to be on the court with their teams.