NBA coaches react to Daunte Wright shooting: ‘we’re canceling black lives’

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – In the wake of another murder of a black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for professional sports in the Twin Cities on Monday. The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright after a traffic stop in a nearby suburb.

NBA coaches, including Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, spoke about the situation in Minnesota. “It just makes you sick to your stomach,” Popovich said. “How many times does it have to happen? No matter how sick our stomach may be, that individual is dead! He is dead! And his family is grieving and his friends are grieving. And we move on like nothing’s wrong. “Doc Rivers was asked a question about the Daunte Wright shooting, he said,” we’re canceling black lives. “About an hour before the Minnesota Twins’ scheduled first pitch of the game on Monday , the police chief in Brooklyn Center, a city adjacent to Minneapolis where violent protests took place the night before, announced that the shooting was an “accidental discharge,” with the officer involved firing his handgun rather than a stun gun. See Also: Here’s what it costs to be a fan of your favorite NFL team. President Joe Biden says it ‘remains to be determined’ if Daunte Wright’s fatal shooting was an accident. The president went on to say there was “absolutely no justification “for the looting, but that the peaceful protest was” understandable. ”