Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
The league also stressed that will spend the Olympic Games break improving how they will address societal issues down the road.
The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.
The Lynx protest also comes days after NBA star Carmelo Anthony urged more athletes to cement their role in the fight for justice.
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