Washington Mystics guard and 2019 WNBA champion, Natasha Cloud, has decided to sit out for the 2020 basketball season in response to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.
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"I am more than an athlete," Cloud captioned in her Instagram post.
WNBA’s Renee Montgomery of the Atlanta Dream also opted out of the 2020 season on June 18 to focus on social justice reform following the horrific death of George Floyd.
Both athletes join four-time WNBA champion for the Minnesota Lynx, Maya Moore, who has sat out for the last two seasons to fight for criminal justice reform.
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