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NBA players speak on racial injustice, participate in protests for George Floyd

LeBron James earlier this season before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
LeBron James earlier this season before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. (Getty Images)

NBA players continue to bring attention to racial injustice following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was handcuffed and unarmed as a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes despite several pleas that he could not breathe.

Over the last couple of weeks, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown were among the NBA players who participated in protests around the United States. Many other NBA players, including LeBron James and Steve Nash, took to social media to further the conversation.

LeBron James

Jaylen Brown

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I chose to do a peaceful protest that was my choice you do not get to choose for the rest of America

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Stephen Jackson

LA Clippers

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Russell Westbrook and DeMar DeRozan

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Real ones in the field!! ✊🏾✊🏾@demar_derozan @russwest44

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Damian Lillard

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

Kyle Lowry, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle

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The Greater Goal ... UNITY 🖤✊🏽🖤

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Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie

Malcolm Brogdon

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@malcolmbrogdon @jusanderson1

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Enes Kanter

Harrison Barnes

Steve Nash

Lonzo Ball

Dennis Smith Jr.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Dwyane Wade

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