A small piece of good news that you may not have heard about:
FIBA, the international body that regulates professional basketball, has finally lifted its ban on religious headwear—that’s the rule that had previously kept some Muslim, Sikh, and other players from being able to play professionally.
This means that countless players, such as Muslim basketball star Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, will be able to aspire to play professionally, both at home and internationally.
“I am overwhelmed with emotion,” said Abdul-Qaadir at the news. “I’m happy to be a part of history and positive change.”
Background photo from trailer for “Life Without Basketball”