The NBA is set for a strong slate of games on MLK Day. The league has five nationally televised games on the schedule, featuring a number of top players, including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and Joel Embiid.
The league is honoring and paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King with a new campaign titled ‘Banners,’ which features some of the NBA’s greatest legends: Bernard King, Dikembe Mutombo, Dominique Wilkins and Vince Carter as they raise banners into the rafters for today’s NBA players who work year-round to bring people together and bridge divides in their communities.
Here’s a look at the video:
Here’s the full schedule of NBA games for MLK Day:
- The Knicks host the Thunder (12:30 p.m. ET)
- The Hawks host the Magic (3 p.m. ET)
- The Grizzlies host the Pelicans (5:30 p.m. ET)
- The 76ers host the Rockets (8 p.m. ET)
- The Lakers host the Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET)
Per the NBA, the league is encouraging fans to share how they celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on social and digital media by using #NBAVoices and/or visiting voices.nba.com.
On top of that, all teams playing Jan. 17-21 will wear a custom-designed Nike MLK Day warm-up shirt. Available on NBAStore.com beginning Jan. 17, all NBA proceeds will be donated to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.