‘Why I stand’ is the book that clearly portrays Isaac’s perspective on Black Lives Matter and the reason why he became the one man to refuse
As Black Lives Matter protests gained popularity in Basketball in 2020, almost all the sports athletes kneeled during the anthem as a gesture to show solidarity in favor of the movement. However, the veteran player Jonathan Isaac from Orlando refused to kneel down to show his solidarity. He also refused to wear the black lives matter shirt over his national jersey.
Although, Isaac clarified his act and explained the reason on the basis of his religious beliefs:
“I tried my best to see it from Christ’s perspective. And so, as I looked out and saw what was happening, I didn’t want to join into a fight. I wanted to have my own mind, my own mindset, and stand and say that ultimately the love of Christ has been the difference in my life. And I want to portray that to the world.”
To go in more clarification and to perfectly portray his perspective Isaac wrote a book named ‘Why I stand’ which explains how he came to that conclusion. He claims that his close personal connection with Jesus Christ motivated him to stand.
Jonathan Isaac became the sixth NBA overall draft pick in 2017. In Isaac’s situation, he thinks that this is the best way for him to glorify God in his current location. Others may see it differently, but we all have a role to play, and Isaac is doing his best to perform his part as gently as he can.