Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher offered a different opinion about the NBA players’ brief strike on Wednesday and he upset a bunch of people in the process.
On Wednesday, all three playoff games in the NBA were boycotted as players took a stand and used their voices to fight racial injustice and police brutality amid the shooting of Jacob Blake. On Thursday, Urlacher shared an image on his Instagram that read: “Brett Favre played the [Monday Night Football] game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity.
“NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”
As expected, many current and former NBA players took major issue with it what he said and promptly blasted him on Twitter.
Chicago native and former Miami Heat and Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade was not “surprised” by Urlacher:
Former NBA player Quentin Richardson:
NBA point guard Isaiah Thomas:
Urlacher earned a clown face emoji from Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan:
New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart:
Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets:
The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced Wednesday night that Blake had a knife on the floorboard of his car when he was shot by police. A knife was recovered from the driver’s side of the SUV, the agency said.
Officers were not equipped with body cameras.