PBA players join call for justice for George Floyd
by Reynald Magallon, June 02, 2020 11:58am
Filipino-American PBA players have joined the call for justice for George Floyd.
PBA stars led by Chris Ross, Gabe Norwood, Kelly Williams and Joe Devance joined the outcry by posting a photo of them while holding a 'Could've Been Me' sign and #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd. CJ Perez, Roosevelt Adams, Chris Newsome, Mo Tautuaa, Kelly Nabong also joined the outcry that also sparked protests in the US.
It all started when George, an African-American died in police custody after he was arrested in the Minneapolis in Minnesota. Police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George's neck which led to his death while he was being arrested.
Several NBA personalities also condemned George's death and have been vocal through social media. From Lebron James, Michael Jordan,Jaylen Brown, Karl Anthony Towns, Josh Okogie to the likes of Steve Kerr and Vanessa, wife of the late Kobe Bryant all have expressed their dismay over the incident.
Filipino-American player Jordan Clarkson also joined the call both in the social media and in the streets. Clarkson and former NBA player JR Smith joined the protests in LA.
NBA teams also took a stand condemning racism, violence and racial injustices against the Black Community in the US.
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