Look: Donovan Mitchell, Jazz and Nets Players Wear T-Shirts Denouncing Racism

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell wears a solidarity T-shirt, during warm-ups before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press

The Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets wore T-shirts with a message of unity and a denouncement of racism ahead of their Saturday night matchup in the wake of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook saying a fan racially harassed him during a game in Utah earlier in the week.

A group of Jazz players—Donovan Mitchell, Ekpe Udoh, Thabo Sefolosha, Jae Crowder and Royce O’Neale—came up with the idea for the shirts, according to Ryan McDonald of the Deseret News, which included an image of black and white hands held together and a quote from activist Fred Hampton: “You don’t fight racism with racism, you fight racism with solidarity.”

NBA News

via Bleacher Report – NBA https://ift.tt/2gMI6gF

March 17, 2019 at 07:05AM

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