WATCH: Pacers make statement with shirts during national anthem

Pacers kneel during national anthem ahead of game against the Sixers.
Aug 1, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; The Indiana Pacers kneel during the national anthem beore a NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Visa Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers kicked off the resumption of their 2019-20 NBA season against one another Saturday evening at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The two Eastern Conference teams could very well play one another once the playoffs start. Though, that was not necessarily the story ahead of Saturday’s game.

Indiana and Philadelphia locked arms and took a knee in protest during the national anthem.

We’ve seen this before the start of every game since the season resumed Thursday evening. But there was something different about this. Check out the shirts the Pacers wore during the anthem.

Three words. “Am I next?” Three words. One major statement.

As you can see, the shirt also included the names of innocent African-Americans who have died during this nation’s history. The first three names (Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr.) adds a whole new level to this.