Newly acquired Houston Rockets player Chris Paul had a message of "resistance" to offer after his opening game of the NBA season Tuesday.
What did he do?
After the game, a Sports Illustrated reporter posted a picture of Paul with a shirt appearing to offer commentary on the controversy over sports figures speaking out about racial inequality.
Rockets’ Chris Paul with a clear message on opening night: “Respect existence or expect resistance” https://t.co/LV0EFsdj0d— Ben Golliver (@Ben Golliver)1508308055.0
Reporter Ben Golliver tweeted, "Rockets’ Chris Paul with a clear message on opening night: 'Respect existence or expect resistance'"
Has Paul spoken out before about this issue?
In September when President Trump weighed in on the national anthem player protests by decrying the 'son of a b***h' protesters during a rally, Paul took to Twitter to criticize the president.
"With everything that's going on in our country," he said, "why are YOU focused on who's kneeling and visiting the White House???"
With everything that's going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who's kneeling and visiting the White House??? #StayInYoLane— Chris Paul (@Chris Paul)1506182916.0
He referred to the president rescinding his offer for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after being snubbed by their star player, Stephen Curry.
"And I doubt he's man enough to call any of those players a son of a b***h to their face..." he added in a second tweet.
Paul was also the president of the NBA Players Association during the controversy over inflammatory comments recorded of the Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling.
The Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 122-121.