2022 NBA Finals: Warriors and Celtics players wear “End Gun Violence” T-shirts before Game 2

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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.

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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown wears an End Gun Violence T-shirt as he warms up before the second game of the NBA Finals in basketball against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown wears an End Gun Violence T-shirt as he warms up before the second game of the NBA Finals in basketball against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
(AP Photo / Jed Jacobsohn)

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.

Andrew Wiggins b. 22, Jordan Poole no. 3, Kevon Looney No. 5 and Klay Thompson No. 11 of the Golden State Warriors performed the national anthem before playing the Boston Celtics in the second game of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Andrew Wiggins b. 22, Jordan Poole no. 3, Kevon Looney No. 5 and Klay Thompson No. 11 of the Golden State Warriors performed the national anthem before playing the Boston Celtics in the second game of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
(Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)

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“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.

Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of the second game of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 5, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.

Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of the second game of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics on June 5, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
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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. “

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Boston leads the NBA Finals series 1-0.