National anthem protests have been a big talking point in the National Football League since Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during their pre-season.
With preparations for the NBA campaign getting underway, there has been much talk about how the players will stand up against social injustice in the United States of America.
The basketball association has different rules on the anthem to the NFL and will fine players if they refuse to stand and respect the Star-Spangled banner.
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Of course, a fine is mere pennies to a lot of the league's biggest names, but it has still been a huge talking point. With pre-season games taking place since the weekend, a number of franchises have made themselves heard by linking arms during the anthem.
At the Toyota Center, the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks players came together and linked arms, while before the game between the Sacramento Kings and L.A. Lakers each franchise followed suit by doing the same with their own teammates.
The Boston Celtics did the same ahead of their game with the Philadelphia 76ers, harking back to a tradition that took place within the franchise during the 1960-61 season.
As more teams take to the hardwood, expect to see more actions being taken.