I'm not a very religious person, but when I go to someone's house for dinner, etc and they happen to say prayer before the meal. I close my eyes and join in.
This is what many athletes are doing in all these professional sports leagues. Some of these athletes could care less about BLM. It's just about pandering as a whole. To just not make a scene because the social media lynch mob will go after them if they don't oblige. It's an empty harmless gesture. Harmless in the sense that it makes each league look "woke" to the current issues at hand without them actually having to do anything.
Players can kneel before every game with their BLM shirts on. Whether it's NBA, soccer, etc. It doesn't make a difference. It's all an empty gesture.