The NBA's best Twitter tributes to MLK


Since Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a national holiday in 1983, it has bloomed into one of the most important and meaningful days on the NBA's regular-season schedule. Twenty-four teams take the court today, and throughout the league, players, coaches and organizations have taken to social media to pay their respects to both the occasion and Dr. King himself.

Here's a selection of some of the best, starting with this genuinely moving spot put together by the NBA.

Many NBA players, including Golden State's Steph Curry and New Orleans' Anthony Davis, tweeted their thoughts. Aaron Gordon also had an especially unique, thought-provoking perspective.

The league has also been tweeting some of Dr. King's more famous quotes, and it has put together commemorative warm-ups for today's games. The Timberwolves and Hornets will be among the teams wearing them.

The Knicks and Kings each passed along a video tribute.

And finally, if you're looking for something a little lengthier, our own J.A. Adande has a great cherry on top: