Stephen Curry is just the latest NBA player to react to the tragic murder of George Floyd, a Black man who lost his life after a Minneapolis police officer restrained him by putting his left knee on his neck.
The Golden State Warriors superstar was irate at the mere image of Floyd basically being choked to death as he screamed for officers to allow him to breathe. Curry didn’t shy away from making his emotions known on Instagram:
“If this image doesn’t disturb you and piss you off, then idk,” wrote Curry in his Instagram caption. “I’ve seen a lot of people speak up and try to articulate how fed up and angry they are. All good and well but it’s the same same same reality we live in. George Floyd. George Floyd. George has a family. George didn’t deserve to die. George pleaded for help and was just straight up ignored, which speaks loud and clear that his black life didn’t matter. George was murdered. George wasn’t human to that cop that slowly and purposefully took his life away.”
Floyd was heard repeatedly pleading “I can’t breathe” to the officer, which was something we heard just six years in the death of Eric Garner in New York.
“My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. … (I need) water or something. Please,” said Floyd, according to bystanders (via CBS News). “Please. I can’t breathe, officer. … I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe.”
In 2014, players wore black shirts that read “I Can’t Breathe” as a response to the murder of Eric Garner.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.