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Wizards and Mystics take part in Black Lives Matter demonstrations

The players and coaches from D.C. are making their voices heard regarding police brutality, racism and Black Lives Matter.

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.

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✊ ✊ ❤️#blacklivesmatter DC

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Tina Charles, the Mystics’ latest superstar addition, posted this video from last week which took place in New York City.

Natasha Cloud also took this photo from Philadelphia, Pa.

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✊ #philly

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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.