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NBA marks Juneteenth as paid holiday

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ByReuters
19/06/2020 at 15:57 | Updated 19/06/2020 at 16:00

Juneteenth was a paid holiday for NBA employees for the first time in league history on Friday.

Multiple teams also afforded employees the day off in recognition of the
commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States dating back to June
19, 1865.

ESPN reported that NBA employees were invited to a virtual screening of "John
Lewis: Good Trouble," a film chronicling Georgia Rep. John Lewis' 60-plus
years of social activism and legislative action including civil rights, voting
rights, gun control.

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The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings
were among the teams planning to recognize Juneteenth formally in the
community.

The NFL also made Juneteenth a league holiday for employees, and several teams
followed suit.

--Field Level Media

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