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Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics players were spotted warming up wearing “End Gun Violence” shirts before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday evening.
The orange shirts also had a list of social media accounts where fans could learn more about the organizations the teams are supporting, including Every Town and March For Our Lives.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr those who have repeatedly called for an end to gun violence have talked about why the players wore the jerseys before the game.
“We feel strongly as a league that it is time for people to take note and take part in what should be a national effort to limit the gun violence that is out there,” he said before the game. via NBC Sports Boston. “And there are ways to limit it. There are proven laws waiting to be passed, whether it’s background checks or what you have. There are things we can do that would not violate people’s Second Amendment rights, but would save. lives.
“The idea behind wearing both teams’ shirts is to make people aware that they can contribute to different gun security and gun violence prevention groups.”
Kerr called on those with a strong interest in gun violence to go and vote and put people in office who would implement more regulation.
Ime Udoka, Boston coach he also spoke about raising awareness of gun violence.
“For me it is something I talked about after the Miami game. Let’s play a game that if you win, you are elated and you feel great; you lose, you are devastated for the moment but it is not life or death, you still go on,” he said. .
“Awareness is about the things that keep happening in our communities. They are devastated and their families are devastated and we get on with our normal life and business. Keep those thoughts in mind and those people are struggling. It’s continuous. to happen. And awareness and changes need to be made and we’re all on the same page regarding that. “
Boston leads the NBA Finals series 1-0.