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The Milwaukee Bucks used tipoff to make a statement, and after Detroit Pristons game, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo used his platform to speak openly about his feelings.
At the start of the Bucks’ game against the Pistons on Wednesday night, Antetokounmpo won the tipoff and pushed the ball out of bounds before both teams took a knee at center court, where they remained for 10 seconds.
The demonstration came as the league decided to proceed with its 11-game slate in the wake of a pro-Donald Trump mob storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., earlier in the day, resulting in four deaths and multiple injuries. Wednesday’s violence came a day after Kenosha (Wisconsin) District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that the police officer who shot Jacob Blake in August would not be charged.
“At the end of the day, when I stop playing basketball and while I’m playing basketball, my kid is gonna grow up here in America,” Antetokounmpo said. “My kid is Black. And I can not imagine my kid going through what I see and what I see on the TV.”
Reigning 2-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo shares his perception of America after seeing so many recent negative incidents targeting Black people.
“My kid is black. And I can not imagine my kid going through what I see and what I see on the TV,” he said.
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Source- Bleacher Report