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NBA Players And Coaches Shocked, Call US Capitol Violence 'an Absolute Disgrace' Online

NBA stars like Kevin Love, Stephen Curry and coaches react to the US Capitol protests, reaffirming their stand for social justice and equality in America.

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This week, Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. The scene was unexpected, as violence resulted in people getting hurt. People took to commenting on the situation, which included NBA players and coaches – understandably furious over the series of events. The NBA community drew attention to the Black Lives Matter movement once again, calling out the 'white privilege', which has become evident. 

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NBA players and coaches speak up on the US Capitol protests

As the protests continued, NBA players and coaches offered up their comments, candid about their views – especially after their united support for BLM last year. "Whole different energy for BLM though," wrote Jamal Crawford, adding that only someone with an undeniable privilege can do something can do this. 

Kevin Love appeared disappointed with the events, labelling it as a "disgrace" and a "blatant example of inequity in how law enforcement chooses to deal with those involved". 

Coach Doc Rivers spoke unabashedly, asking people what would have happened if black people had stormed the Capitol. "No police dogs turned on people, no billy clubs hitting people. People peacefully being escorted out of the Capitol," he said, pointing out that police can indeed peacefully escort people.  

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Washington Wizards star Bradley thought of the events are disheartening, referring to a  "lack of sense of urgency to respond to what was going on versus protesters with Black Lives Matter over the summer". He referred to Trump's old tweet about people vandalising, wondering if he will have "his foot in his mouth". 

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Steph Curry retweeted the very tweet mentioned by Beal, calling it the "tweet for everything". "Cat got your tongue today huh?" Curry asked. Retired Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade also commented, surprised and amazed how they just stormed the Capitol.

"Can't believe it, at a loss for words with it,” John Wall said after their game against the Indiana Pacers. Heat's Bam Adebayo also voiced the same concern as Doc Rivers, believing there would be tear gas and rubber bullets.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr remained as brutal as ever, calling out senators. “I wish that people like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley had to do pre-game media before they met in Congress,” Kerr said. He added that it will be nice if they answer his question – "Are you happy now? Do you keep moving the line back? Does this change anything? Are you going to continue to enable?"

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