Several NBA players have raised their voices after released footage showed the involvement of four policemen in the death of African-American man George Floyd. LeBron James, as usual, was one of the first personalities to talk about this matter, calling out the police and all the people that don't understand why athletes have been very outspoken about police brutality in recent times.
The video showed four police officers suffocating Mr. Floyd to death. One put his knee on Floyd's throat, who said on several occasions he couldn't breathe, but his words didn't have any effect on the policemen.
Bron took to Instagram to post a picture referring to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest, explaining that's why not only Kaepernick but other players from several sports decided to protest for police brutality.
“Do you understand NOW!!??!!??”, James wrote on Instagram.
Another player who reacted to the video was Stephen Jackson, who actually met Floyd, calling him 'twin'.
“Twin. I promise I won’t let this BS ride. Already talked to @shaunking. Anybody from Houston/Cuney Homes u know this was my brother. Can’t let this ride. All hands on deck. Rest Easy Twin,” he wrote in one post.
“Where we from not many make it out but my Twin was happy I did. I’m gonna continue to make u proud fam. It makes me so angry that after all the things u been through when u get to your best self that they take u out like this. …Rest Easy Twin,” he wrote in another post.
More NBA figures reacted to the video, showing the same response.
This is another episode of police brutality in the US. Regardless of how many people raise their voices against these incidents, they will continue to happen. It's a sad situation for everybody suffering from authority abuse and their loved ones. Something must change.