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Sparks again stay in locker room for national anthem ahead of Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- As was the case Sunday for the opener of the Wnba Finals, the Los Angeles Sparks opted to stay in the locker room for the national anthem Tuesday prior to Game 2.

Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, who is the president of the executive council of the players' union, said the team voted again to stay in the locker room.

Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports Ogwumike and other Sparks players have reiterated the message that their actions are not meant in disrespect to anyone, but simply a way to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Los Angeles Sparks did not partake in "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday, amid comments from President Donald Trump regarding NFL players' actions during the national anthem.

On Sunday, Borders addressed the general issue of peaceful protest by WNBA teams, which dates back to the summer of 2016 after the July shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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