Giannis Antetokounmpo Says Protesting Is “Bigger Than Basketball”
Written by B87FM on August 29, 2020
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo says protesting in response to the police capturing of Jacob Blake is “larger than basketball.”
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“One factor that moved me as a human being was that, when you actually need to accomplish one thing and get one thing performed, you may. We had been in a position to get his household’s quantity inside like 30 minutes,” Antetokounmpo informed reporters. “And, we got here collectively as a staff, went in a circle, talked to his dad and his dad was tearing up telling us how highly effective what we did on that day was for him and his household, and that is larger than basketball to me.
“That is larger than basketball,” he added. “Clearly, it is gonna be video games that you simply are available and rating 30, 35, 50 or regardless of the case may be, however that you will bear in mind. The best way we felt, we will bear in mind the way in which we felt for the remainder of our lives.”
In a last-minute resolution, the Bucks determined to boycott the fifth sport of their playoff collection towards the Magic, earlier this week.
Blake was shot within the again by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this week. Following the boycott by the Bucks, sports activities groups throughout leagues boycotted video games all through the week.