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Blog Entry: NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent an email to NBA corporate offices worldwide shortly after the presidential election results to reiterate to NBA employees that the leagues core values and commitment to equality and diversity havent changed, sources told ESPN. Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins Jersey .Sources said that Silvers email was not in any way making a statement about the election results. In the email, Silver assured NBA employees that the league and its players will continue to work in communities to try to find a way to improve lives with the understanding that the nation had just emerged divided from a contentious election, according to sources.One NBA player texted ESPN on Friday morning saying, Our country has never been more divided after Donald Trump was elected president this week.Sources said that there were staff meetings at NBA offices this week to allow employees to discuss the election.The NBA has long taken pride in being a socially conscious organization that is out front in dealing with issues in society: from accepting Jason Collins as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to helping create awareness about HIV after Magic Johnsons announcement 25 years ago.Silver has repeatedly stressed that he is highly in favor of his players talking openly about and taking stands on social issues in a respectful manner and that there may be no organization in our society better positioned than the NBA to have an impact on todays social climate in the United States.On Wednesday night,?New York Knicks?forward?Carmelo Anthony, one of the star players who has been outspoken about issues like the Black Lives Matter movement, said he could sense a nervousness with his family and youth he had spoken to and that they were afraid and unsure of what to do after the election.Now it is our responsibility as men and women to take into our hands and be role models and be our own leaders at this point, regardless of who is the commander in chief, Anthony said after the Knicks beat the Nets on Wednesday night. I think we have much more responsibility now, especially with the youth and kind of educating them. I talked to kids, my family, you can just hear the nervousness, they are afraid and dont know what to think and people dont know what to do at this point.I think it is up to us as individuals to kind of take on that responsibility and everybody has to lead in their own way. We cant rely on a system or one person and we got to move on from that.Anthony said his 9-year-old son had questions about the election and that he knew he would have to have a conversation with his son.What is that conversation? Anthony asked. That is the scary part for me -- what is that conversation?Coaches like Detroits Stan Van Gundy and Golden States Steve Kerr were critical and outspoken about the results of the election.I dont think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic, Stan Van Gundy said earlier this week about Trump. We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus, and I have problems with thinking this is where we are as a country.Clevelands Richard Jefferson also said on his Snapchat before the?Cavaliers visit to the White House on Thursday for winning last seasons championship that words cannot express the honor I feel being the last team to visit the White House tomorrow.Silver emphasized how important the NBAs responsibility is in continuing efforts to improve lives in communities around the country.The NBA has worked in tandem with the players association to organize community conversations that teams like the Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons?have participated in that encouraged dialogue and cooperation with youth, law enforcement and community leaders in various cities over the past several months with more planned ahead.I have thought a lot about this, and [players association director] Michele Roberts and I talked a lot about these issues, Silver said, referring to the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, at last months board of governors meeting. 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A look at whats happening all around the majors Saturday:---SUPER STEPHENWashington ace Stephen Strasburg goes for his major league-leading 16th win, starting at home against the Giants in a matchup of NL division leaders. Strasburg (15-1, 2.63) could set a career high for wins with a victory.JAKES JAMJake Arrieta is 0-3 in his last five starts for the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. The Cy Young Award winner (12-5, 2.75 ERA) tries to get back into the victory column when he starts at Oakland.NEWCOMER NOVAIvan Nova makes his Pittsburgh debut, starting at PNC Park against Cincinnati. The right-hander was 7-6 with a 4.90 ERA for the New York Yankees when they sent him to the Pirates before Mondays trade deadline for two players to be named.STILL STARTINGAaron Sanchez (11-1, 2.71) starts for Toronto against Kansas City after his role with the team was publicly debated this week. General manager Ross Atkinns said Monday that the Blue Jays were moving the All-Star righty to the bullpen to limit his innings. Dustin McGowan Jersey . That move was met by criticism from the fan base, and Toronto then changed course, announcing a six-man rotation that keeps the 24-year-old starting but still limits his workload.MAJOR STREAK IN MINOR LEAGUESIndians prospect Francisco Mejia has the longest hitting streak in the minor leagues in 62 years, and hell try to stretch his run to 48 games when Class A Lynchburg faces Salem. The 20-year-old catcher is still well short of Joe Wilhoits record 69-game streak set with Wichita in 1919. Joe DiMaggio was Wilhoits closest challenger when he hit safely in 61 straight games in 1933, and Roman Mejias has the third longest streak at 55 games, set with Waco in 1954. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '