LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, More Comment on Police, Race Relations at ESPYs

July 13th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade opened the 2016 ESPYs with a call to action regarding police reform and gun violence.

Good Morning America shared the NBA stars' impassioned plea:

MTV.com's Jamil Smith thought the four offered a necessary message:

ESPN's Rachel Nichols also praised them:

Earlier this month, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling died at the hands of police, and a sniper killed five police officers during a peaceful protest in Dallas.

James, Anthony, Paul and Wade weren't the first athletes to address the three events and demand change. The Minnesota Lynx's captains, Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen, wore T-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement:

Brunson released a statement about what she and her teammates hoped to accomplish, per the Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and Catherine E. Shoichet and Jill Martin of CNN.com:

In the wake of the tragedies that have continued to plague our society, we have decided it' ...

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