The NBA statement, after the resolution of the George Floyd case
This afternoon The verdict was released confirming the guilt of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of African American George Floyd in May 2020. After the news, the NBA issued a statement and league figures such as LeBron James were also expressed.
“The assassination of George Floyd was a turning point in the way we view racism issues in our country, and we are glad that justice has been served. But we also recognize that much work remains to be done and we will redouble our efforts to advocate for a significant change in the areas of criminal and police justice “says the text published by the NBA.
LEBRON JAMES, MAGIC JOHNSON AND OTHER NBA FIGURES, EXPRESSED AFTER THE VERDICT IN THE CASE OF GEORGE FLOYD
King James, figure of the Los Angeles Lakers, expressed himself on his Twitter account with a concise, but forceful message. “Responsibility”tweeted the basketball player who was one of the most mobilized for justice after the murder of Floyd
At the same time, Earvin Johnson, a legend of the American league, noted: “Thank God justice was served”. Finally also Kevin Love and Ja Morant supported the jury’s decision and celebrated the conviction against the former police officer.
JUSTICE DECLARED DEREK CHAUVIN GUILTY FOR DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD
The jury found Chauvin, a white ex-cop, guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter for which he was charged in Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May 2020.. However, the sentence will only be known in eight weeks.