Among the 3 objectives from the NBA and NBPA’s joint statement, the most practically impactful aim of setting up NBA polling places at all league-owned arenas.
Players from the NBA agreed to continue play during the postseason on Thursday. They had a list of demands which they communicated to franchise owners later the same day. The NBA released a statement stating the league’s desire to increase its social justice footprint last night.
One of the league’s aims is to set up a social justice coalition of players and owners in order to influence government policy. Another is to create a set of informative ads to be aired during the playoffs. The third is the use of privately owned NBA arenas as polling places.
NBA Polling places to be used in elections
The following privately owned franchises had already registered their arenas as voting venues:
- Atlanta Hawks (State Farm Arena) – 29th June
- Detroit Pistons (Little Caesars Arena) – 1st July
- Sacramento Kings (Golden 1 Center) – On 17th July the Kings announced that their arena would be used both for registration and voting.
- Washington Wizards (Capital One Arena) – 10th August
- Houston Rockets (Toyota Center) – 27th August
The following privately owned NBA arenas that have announced the move since joint NBA/NBPA statement:
- Los Angles Clippers – Steve Ballmer bought The Forum in Inglewood and will be putting it for use as a polling venue. The Clippers played at the Staples Center previously.
- New York Knicks (Madison Square Garden)
- Indiana Pacers (Banker’s Life Fieldhouse)
- San Antonio Spurs (AT & T Center)
- Utah Jazz (Viviant Smart Home Arena)
- Dallas Mavericks (American Airlines Arena)
The following privately owned NBA arenas expected to announce in the near future:
- Milwaukee Bucks (Fiserv Forum)
- Golden State Warriors (Chase Center)