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NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent an email to NBA corporate offices worldwide shortly after the presidential election results to reiterate to NBA employees that the leagues core values and commitment to equality and diversity havent changed, sources told ESPN. Bills Youth Jerseys .Sources said that Silvers email was not in any way making a statement about the election results. In the email, Silver assured NBA employees that the league and its players will continue to work in communities to try to find a way to improve lives with the understanding that the nation had just emerged divided from a contentious election, according to sources.One NBA player texted ESPN on Friday morning saying, Our country has never been more divided after Donald Trump was elected president this week.Sources said that there were staff meetings at NBA offices this week to allow employees to discuss the election.The NBA has long taken pride in being a socially conscious organization that is out front in dealing with issues in society: from accepting Jason Collins as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to helping create awareness about HIV after Magic Johnsons announcement 25 years ago.Silver has repeatedly stressed that he is highly in favor of his players talking openly about and taking stands on social issues in a respectful manner and that there may be no organization in our society better positioned than the NBA to have an impact on todays social climate in the United States.On Wednesday night,?New York Knicks?forward?Carmelo Anthony, one of the star players who has been outspoken about issues like the Black Lives Matter movement, said he could sense a nervousness with his family and youth he had spoken to and that they were afraid and unsure of what to do after the election.Now it is our responsibility as men and women to take into our hands and be role models and be our own leaders at this point, regardless of who is the commander in chief, Anthony said after the Knicks beat the Nets on Wednesday night. I think we have much more responsibility now, especially with the youth and kind of educating them. I talked to kids, my family, you can just hear the nervousness, they are afraid and dont know what to think and people dont know what to do at this point.I think it is up to us as individuals to kind of take on that responsibility and everybody has to lead in their own way. We cant rely on a system or one person and we got to move on from that.Anthony said his 9-year-old son had questions about the election and that he knew he would have to have a conversation with his son.What is that conversation? Anthony asked. That is the scary part for me -- what is that conversation?Coaches like Detroits Stan Van Gundy and Golden States Steve Kerr were critical and outspoken about the results of the election.I dont think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic, Stan Van Gundy said earlier this week about Trump. We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus, and I have problems with thinking this is where we are as a country.Clevelands Richard Jefferson also said on his Snapchat before the?Cavaliers visit to the White House on Thursday for winning last seasons championship that words cannot express the honor I feel being the last team to visit the White House tomorrow.Silver emphasized how important the NBAs responsibility is in continuing efforts to improve lives in communities around the country.The NBA has worked in tandem with the players association to organize community conversations that teams like the Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons?have participated in that encouraged dialogue and cooperation with youth, law enforcement and community leaders in various cities over the past several months with more planned ahead.I have thought a lot about this, and [players association director] Michele Roberts and I talked a lot about these issues, Silver said, referring to the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, at last months board of governors meeting. There may be no organization in our society better positioned than the NBA and its players to try and have an impact on these difficult issues plaguing many of our cities. Bills Official Jerseys . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Wholesale Bills Jerseys . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. There will be no suspense in Austin or Baton Rouge, but there will be new coaches on both campuses in 2017.Texas Charlie Strong and LSUs Ed Orgeron entered Saturday with slim hopes of retaining their jobs. By late Saturday afternoon, both men had essentially fired themselves.Orgeron became the second LSU coach this season to have his future decided on the final pplay of an SEC loss. Authentic Bills Jerseys. Strong watched Kansas end its 19-game Big 12 losing streak and beat Texas for the first time since 1938.So whats next for Texas and LSU? Here are those answers and more coaching takeaways from Week 12. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '