Spencer Dinwiddie drew a lot of responses from social media once he revealed the word of choice that he would like to replace his last name on the back of his jersey once the NBA 2019-20 season returns. The NBA and NBPA are discussing the possibility of having players highlight social justice causes on their jerseys in Orlando.
The Brooklyn Nets guard told his Twitter followers that he plans to bring attention to the national debt.
“A lot of issues at the moment. I think the fact that the country is 26 (ironically) Trillion dollars in debt is high on the list,” Dinwiddie tweeted.
“Woke up at 4am to see that I’m getting lit up in the comments for talking about the Global Debt,” he wrote. “Comments ranging from massive amounts of debt are good (which I disagree with), to its not personal debt (obviously), to its a waste of a platform, amongst others. To those I question, what is the purpose of putting a social issue on the back of the jersey? To inspire change right? Considering that nobody opts out of the complete global financial system and the USA weaponized the dollar that means you need leverage within the system.
“In my opinion like it or not, change for us comes down to Group economics. Rethinking how we approach finances. Acquiring hard assets. Recycling dollars etc. Til then the slow burn of marches/protests will produce progress but will still yield similar results. (Lynchings in 2020). If America only responds hastily to violence and money I think there is a very clear option that some of the most visible ethnic people around the globe can have an impact on.
“Or I could just say f–k the police, y’all get a quick laugh and go on about your day.”
The Nets guard has been known to be a freethinker and one with plenty of brilliant ideas.
The 27-yearold stated earlier this year that he wanted to monetize part of his three-year, $34 million contract by allowing fans to buy bonds in his future income — which the league said he wasn’t allowed to do.
He also announced he was starting a GoFundMe page to raise 2625.8 bitcoins — the equivalent of $24,632,600 — and if the goal was met, he would let fans decide where he played next.