Black Lives Matter, and that includes Black athletes

Black Lives Matter protests have dominated the media sphere over the past few weeks. The extra-judicial killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers sparked protests across the nation. The protests were focused on more than just Floyd, though. The extra-judicial killing of Breonna Taylor while she was sleeping in her home in March became a topic of protest, along with a few other racist murders over the past few years.

It even goes deeper than that, though. These protests became about more than Floyd, Taylor, or the other 1,000…