NBA Drops New MLK Day Trailer “Banners”

The NBA pays tribute to Martin Luther King’s legacy. 

This week, the NBA unveiled “Banners,” a new spot for MLK Day that pays tribute to the many ways NBA players past and present honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and reflect on how his values translate off the court.

The video features NBA legends Bernard King, Dikembe Mutombo, Dominique Wilkins, and Vince Carter among others. All four are known for their philanthropy and they take a moment to salute — raising their banners into the rafters — today’s players who are following in their footsteps.


The NBA has another healthy lineup of intriguing games on its January 21st, MLK Day schedule.

  • 12:30pm ET Oklahoma City Thunder at NY Knicks (NBATV)
  • 3:00pm ET Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks (NBATV)
  • 5:30pm ET New Orleans at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT)
  • 8:00pm ET Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers (TNT)
  • 10:30pm ET Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (TNT)
JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.