George Floyd’s murder is a horrifying reminder of the systemic racism present in our society.
It has not only led to renewed calls for change but wild riots in the streets in Minneapolis and around the US.
Floyd’s death is a tragedy that hits especially close to home for many NBA players, the majority of whom are African-American.
Here’s what they’ve had to say in recent days:
I will be peacefully protesting tommorow
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) May 30, 2020
3 people were wrongfully arrested today this was a peaceful protest!!
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) May 31, 2020
JUSTICE WILL NOT BE SERVED UNTIL THOSE UNAFFECTED ARE AS OUTRAGED AS THOSE WHO ARE‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 27, 2020
Knee on my man neck!!! When does it stop?
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 27, 2020
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) May 26, 2020
If you let your coworker do that to another human being without trying to stop him or talk to him out of it, you are as gulty as he is. Frustrating for the majority of good cops that take a lot of risk doing their job the right way everyday. https://t.co/HncJfZcVeD
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) May 26, 2020
If I was in attendance I would have been arrested for sure https://t.co/odtTz8cKhg
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) May 27, 2020
This is murder. Disgusting. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with US???? https://t.co/wesEwd4Bb2
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) May 26, 2020
It’s just makes me even more infuriated, there’s no excuse for this. Just PUNK ASS COPS doing PUNK ASS THINGS.. No matter what transpired before, he’s contained, no reason to squeeze the life out of him for the world to see. It’s MURDER.. https://t.co/HpLiJjEYyg
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) May 26, 2020
Heartbroken at this, bystanders can't go tackle the officer off the man because we know how that would play out. Only one here to help is the other officer standing there letting it all happen. SHAME!!!! https://t.co/ljDSBdH1SB
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) May 26, 2020
–for NO reason!!!!!!! https://t.co/bbVwQHUQzT
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 26, 2020
I’m scared for myself and my BLACK kids with SOME of these crazy people and cops… I hope to God they don’t get into some stuff and the cops come and possibly KILL them
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) May 26, 2020
This is fucking outrageous. How can this happen everyday https://t.co/Sx46jvSgkb
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) May 26, 2020