141 days later, the NBA is back.
On Thursday, the 2019-20 season resumed at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida with a double-header of New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers.
Many former and active players took to social media throughout the night to react to the return of the NBA.
I love every one of my @NBA brothers out there! Welcome back..- Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 31, 2020
.@MeekMill delivers a powerful message for The Return. 🔥- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 30, 2020
The NBA restart tips off at 5pm ET on TNT. pic.twitter.com/qiuSVyhYrc
OMG that intro was craaaazzzzyyyyyy @NBAonTNT @MeekMill- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 30, 2020
🖤🖤🖤This League!!! @NBA #BlackLivesMatter- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 31, 2020
Beautiful presentation 👏🏿 #TimeForChange #NBAisBACK- Thon Maker ™ (@ThonMaker14) July 30, 2020
Hell Yeah ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿- Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 30, 2020
✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿 https://t.co/8uBen7P4o8- Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 31, 2020
Proud of my @NBA brethren - players, coaches & yes, even the referees - kneeling in solidarity ... Let's hope real, lasting change will finally be realized. Our lives depend on it. #NBAVoices #NBARestart @LAClippers @Lakers @NBAonTNT It's a welcome change to just channel surfing pic.twitter.com/tC8Anpk4yZ- TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) July 31, 2020
NBA is back!!!!- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 30, 2020
🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 https://t.co/WEP9pS1eBv- Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 30, 2020
NBA back !! Feel like Christmas!! Except this year I gotta watch all my brothers open their gifts while I watch and pretend to be happy for them 🤣🤣- Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) July 30, 2020
Its ⏰! pic.twitter.com/BlakZYpPdJ- Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) July 30, 2020
It doesn't even seem real that I'm watching basketball right now 😭- Josh Okogie (@CallMe_NonStop) July 30, 2020
PG13 a problem! always been- Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) July 31, 2020
This is the Best League in the World🏀💯- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 31, 2020
Perfect way to start the @NBA season!- DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 31, 2020
Grateful to be back doing what i love the most...let's all keep inspiring the younger generations and make this world a better place for everyone. 🙏🏽🔮#equality #love pic.twitter.com/XxXS0z8o37- Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) July 31, 2020