INDIANAPOLIS — In a show of unity and leadership, Indiana Fever players are expected to join their competitors from opposing WNBA teams in a leaguewide show of unity during the national anthem of this weekend’s games. Players of both teams are expected to stand with locked arms, symbolizing unity against bigotry, hate and racism.
The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics locked arms at center court before the start of their nationally televised game Wednesday night. The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm did the same before their contest later in the evening.
WNBA President Lisa Borders issued the following statement: “We fully support our players, who are offering a demonstration of unity that we hope America can emulate in the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville. We offer our sincere condolences to the families who lost loved ones and our support to those who were injured during the inexcusable violence that transpired.”
Indiana plays at Minnesota on Friday evening (8:00 p.m. ET), followed by a home game against Washington at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Sunday at 5:00 p.m.