Vatican City, Nov 23, 2020 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis met with five NBA players at the Vatican Monday to discuss their efforts to combat social and economic injustice in the United States.
Milwaukee Bucks shooting guards Kyle Korver and Sterling Brown were a part of the delegation, along with Orlando Magic power forward Jonathan Isaac, the Memphis Grizzlies' Anthony Tolliver, and Marco Belinelli of the San Antonio Spurs.
The basketball players met with the pope privately Nov. 23 in the papal library of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. Three executives from the players' union, the National Basketball Players Association, also took part in the meeting.
Pope Francis is now the proud owner of a commemorative basketball and an Orlando Magic jersey, after meeting with representatives from the NBPA earlier today at the Vatican. pic.twitter.com/KItmmVQ3VJ- Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 23, 2020