The Washington Wizards’ and Mystics’ players and coaches released a joint statement last weekend regarding racial inequality and police brutality. With many demonstrations happening across the United States, the Monumental Basketball family all made appearances to make their voices heard over this past week.
Wizards guard John Wall was at activities last Saturday, and also took a photo of him in front of the Capital One Arena with the late Wes Unseld, a/k/a the Wizards’ “GOAT” in the background.
Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver also took some photos from the ground from yesterday.
Tina Charles, the Mystics’ latest superstar addition, posted this video from last week which took place in New York City.
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In July 2016, myself and my WNBA family decided not to be silent in our support of the #BlackLivesMatterMovement for the remembrance of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile. I’m proud to see that nothing has changed in our efforts as we celebrate the life of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other African-American lives lost to police brutality and racist motives. What has changed, are the many individuals that have joined our forces on the frontline. Today, in Brooklyn at the Memorial Service, organized and led by Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, I was able to be apart of and witness the beauty of unity & love amongst one another in our efforts for change. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Mr. George Floyd, you are changing the world. Rest in Power.
Natasha Cloud also took this photo from Philadelphia, Pa.
A Naismith Hall of Fame basketball player once said that he wasn’t a role model. Though that player, now a respected NBA analyst whom I enjoy watching on TV is justified to say that, today’s NBA and WNBA players don’t agree. It has definitely been evident over the past few weeks. And we should be proud that they are together on their message while representing the DMV.