World news – NBA reacts after pro-Trump mob storms the Capitol

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Clippers players and coaches kneel down during the national anthem before Wednesday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors players and coaches kneel during the national anthem ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Clippers in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors players and coaches kneel during the national anthem ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Clippers in San Francisco. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors players and coaches kneel during the national anthem ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Clippers in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

Damion Lee and his teammates kneel during the national anthem ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Clippers in San Francisco. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)

The Golden State Warriors (left) and Clippers players and coaches kneel during the national anthem before the game on Wednesday night in San Francisco. (AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)

On an unprecedented day in the United States, members of the basketball world along with so many others tried to deal with the events that took place in Washington DC on Wednesday, where a mob stormed the Capitol building earlier that day. The events have been widely characterized as an attempted coup to prevent the transfer of power from the Donald Trump administration to President-elect Joe Biden.

The most disturbing thing about it, said Clippers coach Tyronn Lue, was that none of his players showed astonishment.

« The saddest thing for me today, just speaking to our players individually, is that they are not shocked, » said Lue of Zoom just before his team took on the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. « And that’s messed up. When a situation like this occurs and you are not shocked, it’s pretty hurtful. »

Warrior trainer Steve Kerr said the day’s events highlighted the importance of facts and truths, finding that misinformation about the presidential election fueled Wednesday’s « bizarre scene ».

« A pretty clear reminder that the truth matters, » said Kerr, who was born in Lebanon and lived in the Middle East at a young age, the son of American academic Malcolm Kerr, who joined militant group Islamic in 1984 Jihad was killed.

« We’ve talked about this for years, but the truth matters in our country and everywhere, in all circumstances because of the repercussions of allowing lies to be spread. » And if we allow those in power to lie. You suddenly have millions of people doubting an election that has been confirmed in every state.

« We had … 7 to 8 million more people for Biden than for Trump, » Kerr continued. “Every state has confirmed these results, and every appeal has been rejected. A legitimate choice is suddenly being questioned by millions of people, including many who run our country in government, because over the past few years we have chosen to tell lies.
The DC riot came the day after Kenosha, Wisc. District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that the officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake would not be charged. Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was partially paralyzed after a white police officer shot him seven times in the back in front of three of Blake’s children on August 23. The filming was videotaped and widely circulated, causing national outrage – including in the Orlando NBA bubble, where postseason play was suspended for a few days as players protested police violence and social injustice in the Went on strike.

When asked about the district attorney’s decision on Tuesday, Clippers star Kawhi Leonard said the situation was « tough to think about » and « hopefully we can get these guys to stop throwing fires at us in the future. »

Former Clippers trainer Doc Rivers, who, like Kerr, frequently speaks about non-basketball issues, criticized the police’s response to rioters in Washington D.C.

« It’s obviously pretty disturbing, sad, » said Rivers, who now coaches the Philadelphia 76ers before his team took on the Washington Wizards in Philadelphia. « But what it is not is – I keep hearing » this attack on democracy « – it is not. Democracy will prevail. It always does.

“It shows a lot though. When you saw the protests in the summer, you saw the riots or more the police, the national guard and the army. And then you see that and you haven’t seen anything. It proves the meaning of a privileged life in many ways.

« I’m going to say it because I don’t think a lot of people want it: Could you imagine today if these were all black guys storming the Capitol and what would have happened? So that’s a picture to me that is worth 1,000 words to all of us and that we will probably have to reckon with.

« No police dogs have turned on people, no billy clubs beat people, people are peacefully escorted out of the Capitol. So it shows that you can disperse a lot peacefully, I think that’s the only thing.  »

In Miami, Boston Celtics players reportedly met ahead of the game to discuss action in response to recent events. Despite leaving the field shortly before the start, they returned and both they and the Heat players knelt during the national anthem – a form of protest used in the bubble before the games.

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The teams also released a joint statement in line with what Rivers said. It read: « We decided to play today’s game to bring joy into people’s lives. But we must not forget the injustices in our society. & We will continue to use our voices. &, our platform to raise these. » & is doing everything it can to work for a more equal and just America.  »

« But it is a sad day in many ways, not good for our country, more across borders for people to see this. But it is part of who we are and so we have to solve it.

« We play today’s game with a heavy heart after yesterday’s decision in Kenosha, knowing that protesters in our nation’s capital are treated differently by political leaders depending on which side of certain issues they are on. »

Celtics security guard Jaylen Brown, who drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta in May to lead a peaceful protest following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day, made his post-game media coverage available by talking to the social events.

« It reminds me of what Dr. Martin Luther King said that there are two different Americas, » Brown said. “In an America you get killed if you sleep in your car, sell cigarettes, or play in your garden. And then you can storm the Capitol in another America and no tear gas, no massive arrests, none of that. I think it’s obvious: it’s 2021 – I don’t think anything has changed. We still want to acknowledge that. We want to keep pushing for the change we are looking for. But we haven’t seen it until now. We want to keep the conversations alive and make our contribution.  »

In other NBA games, Suns and Raptors players have closed their guns for the Canadian and US anthems in a unified circle before the start in Phoenix. In Milwaukee, the Bucks and Detroit Pistons players – as well as some of their teammates and coaches – kneeled on the pitch shortly after the hint, an indication of the nation’s ongoing struggle against social justice.

And at the Chase Center in San Francisco, the Clippers and Warriors knelt with the full support of their head coaches while playing the national anthem.

Warriors and clippers kneel before today’s game. This is the first time the Non-Bubble Warriors have had a knee before a game. pic.twitter.com/vB8HjAT3Xc

« We’ve talked about it for years, but the truth matters in our country and everywhere, no matter what the consequences, if we allow lies to be spread, » said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was born in Lebanon He was young in the Middle East, the son of the American academic Malcolm Kerr, who was killed in 1984 by the militant group Islamic Jihad. « A legitimate election is suddenly being questioned by millions of people, including many who run our country in government, because over the past few years we have chosen to tell lies. So we are. You reap what you do sow. » (Photo by Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

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