NBA players association president Chris Paul joined ABC's broadcast of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night to give an update on the players' efforts to raise awareness and create change for social justice. One initative has involved voter mobilization and it sounds like the players themselves are holding up their end of the bargain.
Paul revealed the vast majority of players are planning to vote.
"I'm so proud of our guys because I'm proud to announce that we have over 90 percent of our league registered to vote. Fifteen teams are 100 percent registered," Paul said.
It's likely that many NBA players will be voting for the first time. Wizards guard Bradley Beal spoke honestly last month about how he's never voted before, but now sees the importance.
The Wizards are among a large collection of NBA teams helping their fans register to vote and repurposing their arena as a polling place. Efforts are also being made around the league to recruit poll workers.
The NBA has essentially come together for a common cause and it sounds like most of the league convening in the Orlando bubble has helped. There was some concern going into the restart that basketball would take away from players being able to help their communities during these difficult times.
"The bubble has been an unbelievable blessing. Our players are continuing to do the work. We're grateful and we're gonna keep working," Paul said.