Carmelo Anthony

The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.

The Lynx protest also comes days after NBA star Carmelo Anthony urged more athletes to cement their role in the fight for justice.

The New York Knicks star also took out a full page ad in the "New York Daily News," asking players to worry less about endorsement deals and more about demanding change.

Carmelo Anthony turned 32 years old over the weekend and celebrated like a true New Yorker should: with the Empire State as his playground.

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