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NBA players unanimously condemned racism
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Mass protests are currently taking place in the United States over the death of George Floyd. Yesterday, we have talked about how NHL stars opposed racism. NBA basketball players unanimously condemned racism. By their behavior and active participation in protests against racism, the players have shown that this problem causes them “pain”.

Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers said that black athletes are glorified for their athletic achievements, but should they take off their uniforms, they are seen as a threat to society. “If I do something good, then I’m American; if I do something bad, I am a Negro.” – Rivers quotes The Los Angeles Times. In this situation, athletes can not be indifferent!

Golden State and the team’s players joined the Blackout Tuesday flashmob by posting a black square on their Instagram pages.

All-day long on June 2nd, flash mob participants did not post entertaining posts but posted only a black square with the hashtag #blackouttuesday  in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Warriors basketball players took part in a peaceful protest against police brutality and racial injustice. Among the marchers were Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha, as well as, Klay Thompson. They knelt on one knee, honoring the memory of an African-American man who died in the United States.

Later, other players joined the flash mob and peaceful protest. Lakers star forward LeBron James has expressed anger over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. LeBron responded to a video posted by famous TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel. “I burst into tears at the end of the video. Literally. We should not be treated like that. I am in great pain for my nation, “James wrote on Twitter.

Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard took part in protests organized by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. Basketball players filmed live broadcasts on Instagram.

NBA champion Stephen Jackson met with the daughter of his deceased friend George Floyd in Minneapolis. Sitting on Jackson’s shoulders, the girl said, “My daddy changed the world.”

Pelicans playmaker Lonzo Ball recorded the song “Don’t Shoot Me,” which is directed against police brutality in the United States.

Michael Jordan showed he was not indifferent by using money. NBA legend and Jordan Brand will donate $ 100 million over 10 years to fight racial discrimination.

Legendary NBA player Dennis Rodman said he was upset by the vandalism and looting during the protests. Rodman will try to direct people’s energy to the right goals. The 5-time NBA champion will dine with two winners of a special auction to raise money for the Black Lives Matter movement. It is noted that the winners of the auction will pay for the opportunity to have dinner with the star, as well as for the food in the restaurant.

NBA players unanimously condemned racism. So, we want to quote the words of Martin Luther King: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

Tomorrow we will continue this topic and tell you about the manifestations of racism among basketball players. How serious were they? Don’t miss it.

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