Jersey sales for Orlando Magic player Jonathan Isaac have gone through the roof over the past few days.
Just a few days ago Jonathan Isaac was a relatively unknown player on the Orlando Magic but he has become a fan favorite among a certain section of the population nearly overnight. According to BroBible, Isaac’s jersey was the second best selling in the NBA as of Sunday after he stood alone during the national anthem, as previously reported by 1o0% FED Up.
On Friday, Isaac became the first NBA player to stand for the national anthem during the NBA’s season restart in Orlando. Isaac also chose to not wear a Black Lives Matter shirt during the anthem as well.
Jonathan Isaac’s jersey sales have skyrocketed after he stood for the National Anthem.
He is now number two in jerseys sales among players only behind LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/1JLwEPtLG8
— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) August 2, 2020
After the game, Isaac Isaac cited the gospel and Jesus Christ as the reasons why he chose not to kneel or wear a BLM shirt.
The owners of the Magic, the DeVos family, released a statement in support of the players pre-game protest on Friday. The statement did not allude to Isaac’s decision to stand.
“The DeVos Family and the Orlando Magic organization fully supports Magic players who have chosen to leverage their professional platform to send a peaceful and powerful message condemning bigotry, racial injustice and the unwarranted use of violence by police, especially against people of color,” the statement said.
“We’re confident the entire Magic family has immense respect for these entities and individuals,” the statement said. “This is about coming together to end racism once and for all. We are committed to walking alongside our players — today and in the many days ahead — in the pursuit of lasting and impactful change.”
Magic' Jonathan Isaac on why he didn't kneel or wear a BLM shirt "Kneeling or wearing a Black Lives matter t-shirt didn't go hand in hand with supporting Black Lives….I believe that my life has been supported through the Gospel, everyone is made in the image of God" pic.twitter.com/o8JoqvApch
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 31, 2020
“Absolutely [I believe] that Black lives matter,” Isaac said. “A lot went into my decision and part of it is my thought that kneeling or wearing a black lives matter t-shirt don’t go hand in hand with supporting black lives.”
“My life has been supported by the gospel of Jesus Christ,” “Everyone is made in the image of God and we all share in His glory. Each and everyone of us each and every day do things we shouldn’t do. We say things we shouldn’t say. We hate and dislike people that we shouldn’t hate and dislike. And sometimes it gets to the point where we point fingers about whose evil is worse, and sometimes it comes down to simply whose evil is most visible. I felt like I wanted just take a stand on — I felt like we all make mistakes but I think the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there’s grace for us. And that Jesus came and died for our sins. And that we all will come to an understanding of that and that God wants to have a relationship with us.”
Just a few days after the Magic’s game on Friday Isaac’s jersey sales have skyrocketed on the NBA’s store. As of Sunday, Isaac has the second best-selling jersey on the NBA’s website behind only LeBron James. Unfortunately for Isaac, he tore his ACL Sunday against the Kings, and his season is over.
Jonathan Isaac was taken off the court in a wheelchair following an apparent knee injury. pic.twitter.com/z4D9zd4baH
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 3, 2020
The fact that Isaac’s jersey started flying off the shelf is a pretty good sign that there are still a lot of people in America who support standing for the anthem.
But wait…the far-left media felt the need to kick Isaac while he was down. ‘The Dan Le Batard Show,’ an ESPN show reportedly asks if it is “funny” that Jonathan Isaac suffered a horrific injury. What a shame!
ESPN Show Reportedly Asks If It's 'Funny' That NBA Player Who Stood For The Anthem Suffers Horrific Injury https://t.co/KnSNLtlZTR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 3, 2020