FSU basketball alum Jonathan Isaac was the center of attention earlier this week for his stance on social justice. Fans react to an injury he suffered Sunday night.
FSU basketball has produced several NBA Draft picks over the last few years, but none of them have been drafted higher than Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic.
The former No. 6 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft was injured in early January and expected to miss 8-10 weeks.
He returned to the lineup Friday, July 31, finishing with 16 points and six rebounds in only 16 minutes on the floor.
He returned to action Sunday against the Sacramento King, playing 15 minutes with four points, four assists, and three rebounds before leaving the game in a wheelchair due to injury.
Jonathan Isaac was taken off the court in a wheelchair following an apparent knee injury. pic.twitter.com/z4D9zd4baH
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 3, 2020
Jonathan Isaac ‘s knee after he said he was gonna stand for the anthem pic.twitter.com/Sutm8n8iZc
— not tha bayang (@_AyoDJ) August 3, 2020
If you’re glad about Jonathan Isaac’s injury because he stood for the national anthem you’re not a real NBA fan.
— JustAnotherNBAFan™ (@AnotherNBAFan) August 3, 2020
There is something seriously wrong with the people making fun of Jonathan Isaac’s injruy
Prayers up for Issac.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 3, 2020
Jonathan Isaac injured? pic.twitter.com/vepnzEJon6
— jon (@jonxgenius) August 3, 2020
You’re a terrible person if you are cheering for Jonathan Isaac’s injury
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) August 3, 2020
If you’re celebrating Jonathan Isaac’s injury there’s something wrong with you
— NBA All Access (@nballaccess) August 3, 2020
Jonathan Isaac is an ordained minister in Orlando. He gives back and does more for the community than any of your favorite players. You political idiots celebriting his injury are disgusting. He may not ever be able to play the same. Keep in you prayers. 🙏🏽
— keanu (@keanukarg) August 3, 2020
Here’s the video of Isaac’s reasoning for standing during the anthem while his teammates took a knee:
Jonathan Isaac spoke on his decision to stand & not wear a Black Lives Matter shirt during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/ZwDVAGSUqE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 1, 2020
Listen, anyone, joking about someone getting injured, or implying they deserved to get injured because they chose to stand for the National Anthem is a sick individual.
Isaac had the right to stand for the National Anthem just like the athletes who chose to kneel. Whether someone agrees with his reasoning or not, it’s an opinion and nobody is right or wrong. It’s something nobody will ever agree on 100 percent.
It looks as though the early speculation is a torn ACL injury. It’s terrible news for Isaac who was coming into his own in his third year in the league. He was averaging career highs in points, rebounds, blocks, assists, and field goal percentage.
The Magic went on to win the game 132-116 and are second in the Southeast standings with an overall record of 32-35. Here’s to hoping the injury isn’t serious and he’s back on the court in no time.