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Pacers, NBA pay respects on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with ‘Dream Big’ shooting shirts

Pacers, NBA pay respects on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with ‘Dream Big’ shooting shirts

The NBA is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special shooting shirts, among other things, to be worn by all 20 teams in today’s slate of games.

(Scott Agness/Pacers.com)

For the third time in the last four years, the Pacers will play on this American federal holiday. The Pacers, who kick off a five-game road trip in Golden State, are the last game of the day and it’ll be televised nationally on TNT.

Before the Pacers hosted the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night, Pacers forward David West, one of the most thoughtful players on the team, took the microphone and briefly addressed the sold-out crowd. He thanked them for their support and noted the impact that King, Jr. had on him.

Many players around the league are also wearing purple shoes in celebration.

On game-day Monday, three other Pacers players took to Instragram to pay respects to MLK Jr. and the courage he showed.

C.J. Watson:

Orlando Johnson:

Lance Stephenson:

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Scott Agness is in his second season as a multimedia contributor for Pacers.com. He delivers articles, blog posts, interviews, and videos. He is a graduate of Indiana University where he was part of broadcasts on the IU Radio Network, Big Ten Network, IUHoosiers.com and WIUX. He is the founder and editor of VigilantSports.com.

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