Charlotte Hornets owner and Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan joined the chorus of athletes, coaches and executives expressing their grief and outrage over the death of George Floyd.
Floyd, a black man, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin was fired Tuesday and charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers were also fired but have not been charged.
Floyd’s death has sparked protests in cities across the United States.
Jordan was joined Sunday by the LA Clippers’ Doc Rivers and the Phoenix Suns’ Monty Williams, two black coaches who stressed the urgent need for immediate change.
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