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Nicolas Batum wears “Je Suis Charlie” shirt honoring victims of Paris terrorist attack

Published on January 9th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 102 views

During the warm-ups of the Blazers and Heat game, Nicolas Batum wore a shirt that read “Je Suis Charlie” which translates to “I Am Charlie.”  The trending phrase was used to show support for the shooting victims of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

“I woke up this morning and it was the first thing I saw.,” said Batum. “That’s sad, twelve people killed like this. I have no words to explain what happened. I read that this morning, people came in and shot police. It’s sad for those people who tried to do their jobs.

“We have different opinions, okay,” said Batum. “But you’ve got to respect everybody’s opinion. You can’t shoot those people… You can’t kill someone because you disagree with somebody.”

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