"I only have a problem with it if he says "Black lives don't matter" or he disagrees with that we're fighting for".
Isaac was the only person out of the first three games of the NBA's restarted season to stand for the national anthem.
The Magic big man remained standing for the playing of the anthem before the game while the rest of his teammates took a knee around him. But NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night - when the teams that played in the opening night of the restarted season, those being New Orleans, Utah, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, all knelt for the anthem - that he was relaxing that policy in these times where a desire for equality and social justice is at the forefront of many conversations in this country. "For me, Black lives are supported through the gospel". "A lot went into my decision, and part of it is that, first off, it's my thought that kneeling while wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt don't go hand in hand with supporting Black lives", he said, according to The Athletic's Clevis Murray. And I feel like coming together on that message that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues us as a society. A few fans have argued that Isaac did not kneel because of is knee issue, but then not wearing the Black Lives Matter jersey?More news: EU poised to secure Sanofi deal for coronavirus vaccine
"I don't think that kneeling or putting on a T-shirt, for me personally, is the answer", Isaac said.
In June, Isaac was asked about the protests following the police-involved death of George Floyd.
Isaac has been open about his Christian faith and even became an ordained minister during the National Basketball Association shutdown.More news: Private Division signs deals with Roll7, Moon Studios and League of Geeks
Following the national anthem demonstration, the Magic released a statement supporting Magic players for kneeling in protest.
The team said it was proud of its players, and stressed that the protests are not about the military, but about "bigotry, racial injustice and the unwarranted use of violence by police".
The NBA has had a rule since the early 1980s saying players must stand for the anthem.More news: NASA Rover En Route to Mars to Look for Signs of Life
"I do believe Black lives matter, but I just felt like it was a decision I had to make", Isaac said in a video conference after the game. National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver, however, said Thursday he would not punish players for kneeling during the anthem.