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Chris Paul on athletes being political: We 'looked at it as being humans'

The point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder talked to Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts about why it has been natural for athletes to getting increasingly engaged in politics in 2020.

Video Transcript

CHRIS PAUL: I think it's just a right and wrong thing. You can call it political or not political. I think all of us looked at it as being humans, right? Just being good people. And for us, we wanted to speak on the things that we face day in and day out. I say this all the time.

When people watch our games, as exciting as it is and we send you on this emotional roller coaster, and it's these last second shot, when the game is over we do not walk out of an arena in our uniforms, right? We don't. We get dressed. We get in the car. I go home as a black man, right, with my family.

And so the things that we face on a daily basis just because we play in the NBA doesn't make us that much different from our homies that's back home or the people that we grew up with. So the things that we speak on, the things that we talk about are things that are, you know, daily reminders that, you know, yes, playing basketball, football, soccer, whatever it is our job, but it's not who we are.