Michael Jordan released an official statement on his sadness over the passing of George Floyd.
“I am deeply saddened, really sad and angry,” said Jordan’s statement. “… I support those who denounce the racism and violence rooted towards people of color in our country. We have had enough. “
Several NBA figures have spoken out after Floyd’s death, including Doc Rivers and Dwane Casey.
Jordan’s full statement is below:
I am deeply saddened, really sad and angry, I see and I feel the pain, the indignation and the frustration of each one. I support those who denounce the racism and violence rooted towards people of color in our country. We have had enough.
I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show their strength and inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy, and never turn our backs on senseless brutality, “added Jordan. “We must continue to speak out peacefully against injustice and demand accountability. Our united voice must pressure our leaders to change our laws, otherwise we must use our vote to create systematic change. Each of us must be part of the solution and we must work together to ensure justice for all.
My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and the countless others whose lives have been brutally and insanely taken up by acts of racism and injustice.