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Sports With Bill Littlefield: Celtics Protest For Unity

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Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier and Tyler Zeller during the second half of Tuesday's game in Amherst, Mass. (Jessica Hill/AP)
Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier and Tyler Zeller during the second half of Tuesday's game in Amherst, Mass. (Jessica Hill/AP)

Last night, the Boston Celtics became the latest team in the NBA to start its first preseason game by linking arms and holding hands at mid-court during the national anthem. The protest, which included members of the team and the coaching staff, was meant to be a call for unity, according to a video released on the team's Twitter account.

The Celtics have a history of involvement in civil rights, and last night's protest hearkens back to the Celtics of the 1960s.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

This segment aired on October 5, 2016.

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