Miami Heat big man Meyers Leonard was the lone player who stood for the national anthem before Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
Leonard took to Twitter to explain his decision.
“Today, I listened to my heart. I felt an overwhelming amount of emotion as I stood there during the National Anthem. My brother, and many close friends have sworn to protect this country at all costs, and that means something to me, as does the flag and our nation,” he wrote.