Many have wondered whether any of the Denver Nuggets would join in the National Anthem protests started by Colin Kaepernick during the NFL preseason. Our own Duvalier Johnson talked to several of the Nuggets, detailing their thoughts on the state of discrimination in America.

And on Friday, during a preseason exhibition with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Denver Nuggets did make a statement, albeit a different one than we’re used to.

Without question, there’s a conversation that needs to be had in America, and these sorts of demonstrations propel that conversation.

We’ll see if this becomes the norm, a one-time act, or whether any one of the Denver Nuggets decides to make an additional statement.