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Tag: 夜上海论坛MG NBA players, led by LeBron James, keep speaking up for Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s fortunate that we had the George Floyd video to see it,” he said with exasperation. “I mean, is that what we need — to see a video of Breonna being killed for people to realize how bad the situation is?”Taylor was killed in March when the officers executed a no-knock warrant in the apartment she lived in with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, after midnight when both were in bed. Walker said he believed he was a victim of a home invasion, leading to a gunfire exchange that left Taylor dead.Neither Taylor nor her boyfriend was the target of the investigation that led to the warrant. Her family has said Taylor was alive for several minutes after being shot eight times, but no medical attention was administered – Taylor herself was an emergency medical technician. To date, two of the officers remain on the force while Brett Hankison has been fired.For many players, they’ve tried to use the restart as a platform to speak out until charges are brought.“That’s what we’re here for, to continue to keep this in the back of people’s minds, and – her murderers are still free,” Clippers forward Paul George said Wednesday after a scrimmage. “Nothing was done yet and we’re going to continue to, again, keep this fight going and use our platform to stand up for those that can’t stand anymore.” Alongside George Floyd, Taylor’s death this year has added to what for many has been a frustrating toll of police violence against Black people. Donovan Mitchell, a Utah Jazz guard who played in college at Louisville, said it was frustrating to see no one held responsible for what he saw as a senseless tragedy.“The fact that an African-American woman can’t even be safe in her own home is wild – the concept is wild,” Mitchell said. “The fact that there hasn’t been anything done about it is crazy. I think for me, looking from the outside in, it’s like, ‘What are we waiting for?’”It’s reflective of an NBA environment that has been welcoming to players’ discourse about social justice since the Disney campus opened. The court itself is plastered with the message “Black Lives Matter,” and teams such as the Toronto Raptors have added the social justice slogan to their own backdrop. After Nuggets forward Jerami Grant became one of the first in the bubble to defer all basketball questions to speak about Taylor, the Nuggets tweeted out the video with the message: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”For some, this is not a distanced interest. Several players have recently mentioned Daniel Cameron, the attorney general of Kentucky who is Black, in recent statements, with Mitchell saying he should “do his job” and prosecute the officers. Portland’s C.J. McCollum may be the most proactive player in this regard: He said in media comments Tuesday that he had gotten on a video call with the Taylors, who told him they wanted Cameron to act.“He’s the one who’s in position to potentially do that,” McCollum said. “We want to continue to uplift people like Breonna Taylor who are victims and haven’t received the proper justice that they are due.”It’s not only Black players and staff within the league who are trying to bring attention to social justice. Jazz coach Quin Snyder has used the History of Racial Injustice calendar, created by the Equal Justice Initiative, to read off historical events of racial injustice and violence to his team and media daily. On Wednesday, he began his media comments by reading about the 1899 lynching of Frank Embree moments before he was set to be put on trial – a grim reminder of the long history of unequal justice of Black people in America.On the Lakers, Frank Vogel reiterated Wednesday that the Lakers organization “fully, fully” support Black Lives Matter. That’s the slogan Alex Caruso will wear on his jersey on July 30 when official games begin, and the 26-year-old was another of the players Wednesday deferring all basketball questions to talk about Taylor.“It’s something that we want to be steadfast in and continuing to be able to get messages out,” Caruso said. “And they’re not forgotten through the restart of the season because it’s such an important time in the world, and in a lot of our lives, to be able to create change and impact change and start getting justice for Breonna.”Many players were concerned in June as social justice marches sprung up throughout the country following the death of George Floyd – they wondered if a return to basketball would detract from those movements, which many of them care about deeply.In the NBA bubble, it turns out, they’ve found ways to continue to speak out and bring attention. It seems unlikely that the flow of these messages will stop soon.“Obviously we want to win a championship and play games, but the ultimate goal is to continue to spread the message,” Mitchell said. “Because we can’t be there on the frontlines, we can’t be there right now. So we gotta find ways to go out there and continue to lead and to spread the message.” LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> It’s been possibly the most oft-repeated answer to any question asked in the NBA bubble. And it rarely matters what the question is.Justice for Breonna Taylor, players have said. Many, many players.There’s been a push at the Disney campus of players using their media time to fan the heat of attention on Taylor, who was killed by three Louisville police officers who have not been charged with a crime. She has since become one of the most prominent faces in American social justice movements and Black Lives Matter, but many NBA players want to see substantive developments in her case.That includes LeBron James, who spoke Thursday after the Lakers’ scrimmage on a number of topics of race in America, but started with Taylor.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛MG For cultivating Alaska culture, Uytengsu gets lifetime achievement award

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Class act, winning tradition. We, not me.A mere mention of those words and the Alaska franchise comes to mind, qualities with which the Aces have thrived on in their 33-year stint in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And certainly, it’s a reflection on the way team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu handled the ballclub through the years which saw it won a total of 14 championships—tied for second most in the league—highlighted by a Grand Slam in 1996.As the PBA Press Corps celebrates the silver anniversary of its yearly Awards Night, Uytengsu will be recognized for what he has done for his franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Alaska Milk executive is going to be the recipient of a first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the group of men and women that regularly covers the PBA beat.In a 25-year span since the PBAPC first staged the affair in 1993, the Aces bagged 13 championships, with Uytengsu as the single influential force behind the organization. SEA Games hosting to serve as basis for Asiad bid During the 1994 to 1998 seasons, the franchise claimed eight out of the 16 conference titles at stake.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentslast_img read more

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