Former NBA player and George Floyd’s close friend, Stephen Jackson, made a new statement after Brooklyn Nets all-star guard Kyrie Irving sharing his thoughts on the restart of the NBA.
NBA made an official statement about the date of remaining matches. Accordingly, it became clear that the league, which was suspended on March 11, will start on July 31.
According to sources, Irving expressed, as an injured player, his concerns about using a sauna for his rehab during the National Basketball Players Association conference call. NBA star also has doubts that the incident of George Floyd would take a back seat after the restart of the matches. For these reasons, Kyrie urged NBA players not to go to the games scheduled in Orlando.
Today, Jackson took to his Instagram page and supported the thoughts of Kyrie Irving. In the statement, the former basketball player said that he is proud of him because he supported and understood the meaning of this process.
Here’s what Stephen Jackson said:
“Can’t tell you how many times lil bro called me saying he proud of me and keep going. He understands this moment. Nothings more important than where we at now. Change has to happen now and everything else has to be put to the side.
Especially if u Black. I salute u lil bro Kyrie Irving u always stood on your one 2 like a man should. U know me and my people got your back. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforbreonnataylor #ivehadenough Love for all who have love for all ✊🏿✊🏼✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽✊”
A follower commented:
“The whole world is already focused on and stressed about what’s going in the world. understand and respect the thought behind it but the world’s darkest places are coming out right now and everyone loves a little bit of basketball in their life to distract them from how our own government is horribly put together to stop and murder its citizens.”
“Although I personally don’t agree with his proposal man do I respect him for taking a stand for the unpopular opinion.”
Check out the Instagram post below.