After videos of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, being fatally shot by the Police on Friday in Tulsa surfaced online, many athletes, including a few NBA players, took to social media to express their thoughts about the killing.
Here’s the postings by Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and a few other players.
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#enoughisenough from @realjohngray – A terrorist in New Jersey bombs New York has a shoot out with cops and gets grazed with a bullet. And safely arrested. A man with car trouble in Tulsa gets TAZED then shot. And then they stand there. Don't offer him aid, comfort, nothing. No gun. No criminal activity. And I've heard people say "he should have complied". As if that has ANYTHING TO DO WITH KILLING AN UNARMED MAN. Stop making excuses. His color got him killed. If that was a well dressed non-black female, do you think the helicopter pilot would have said "she looks like a bad person" in the same manner they said Terrance Crutcher "looks like a bad person"? Of course not. His color was the only thing that made him bad. From 500 feet in the air. I'm tired man. And I'm scared. Cuz I'm big and my skin is brown. Lord don't let my car break down, don't let me be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Don't let me reach for my phone or do anything threatening. Jesus help THIS NATION.
— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 20, 2016
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) September 21, 2016