Minnesota Timberwolves Postpone Game Following Another Police Shooting

The Minnesota Timberwolves, along with the Minnesota Wild (NHL) and Minnesota Twins (MLB), postponed their games on Monday following the death of Daunte Wright on Sunday night at the hands of Minnesota police

The killing of an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop in Minnesota comes at an especially difficult time, as the trial of Derek Chauvin is presently taking place for the killing of George Floyd. 

Many around the NBA weighed in, including prominent coaches Doc Rivers and Gregg Popovich. Rivers said:

We keep making mistakes and killing Black people. I don't want to get into race, but it's there. I think we all have weaknesses, and we all need to confront them and find out how we can make this place a better world, a better country. To me, improving our culture, as a society, is really important. Not counseling, but improving it.

Popovich went on to say:

How many times does it have to happen? As sick to our stomachs as we might feel, that individual is dead. He's dead. And his family is grieving and friends are grieving. And we just keep moving on as if nothing is happening. I've said it before, but I think we're on the precipice of being Rome. It's over unless we find some leadership and some common sense and some fiber and some people that can steer us in the right direction.

The NBA has been at the forefront of social justice, so expect more from players, coaches, teams and the league on this... 

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