NBA joins people’s outcry in #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
#BlackLivesMatter and #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd — these are the hashtags that the people have been screaming across and outside the US after George Floyd died at the hands of the Minnesota police officer.
The footage of Floyd being pinned on the ground, while the police officer’s knee was onto his neck for a long period of time, sparked a huge outrage among ordinary netizens and NBA players as well.
These well-known NBA stars and legends like LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Reggie Miller, Dwyane Wade among others would speak out about the police brutality and racial profiling on their respective social media accounts.
— Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) 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
SICKENING!!! I HAVE NO WORDS MAN!!! https://t.co/vrFJAcRw55
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 27, 2020
GEORGE FLOYD. We will never forget you..
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 28, 2020
We arresting reporters and not the cop? Okay https://t.co/2duHOR1WBZ
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 29, 2020
Police brutality is an act of terrorism
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) May 29, 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
JUSTICE WILL NOT BE SERVED UNTIL THOSE UNAFFECTED ARE AS OUTRAGED AS THOSE WHO ARE‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 27, 2020
George Floyd was clearly murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. How many times do we have to see black men killed on national television? This has been going on for entirely too long. We need to start seeing black people as human beings and not animals on the street.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 27, 2020
Considering that the crime took place in the city of Minnesota, the Timberwolves organization released a statement regarding the justice for Floyd’s death.
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) May 28, 2020