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Steve Nash Reacts on George Floyd’s Verdict, Terms It ‘Sweet Gesture of Justice’

Head coach Steve Nash of the Brooklyn Nets directs his team during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Barclays Center

The Minnesota court has announced George Floyd’s murder trial verdict, which found the former Minneapolis Police officer guilty on all three charges pressed against him. Following that, Brooklyn Nets’ coach Steve Nash conveyed his opinion about the verdict on his pregame interview.

The New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Brooklyn Nets in their home game last night. Steve Nash appeared in an interview with CLNS Media Network prior to the game;  he discussed different aspects of the game alongside George Floyd’s Verdict.

The Minnesota Police officer named Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter. Steve Nash gave his thought on the verdict as the NBA community protested against the guilty police officer. “It’s bittersweet. Obviously You know George Floyd lost his life as many others have unjustly and we can’t forget that that people are losing their lives um on the other hand it is a small gesture of justice,” Nash said to the reporter.

Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, which caused Floyd’s death. In that context the NBA community had raised their voice against this police brutality. Nash thinks the participation of the NBA community brought justice to Floyd. “All the social justice movements in the NBA and the WNBA with the community at large are really making an impact,” Steve Nash stated.

Head coach Steve Nash of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center on April 05, 2021

Head coach Steve Nash of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Furthermore, the NBA community has always been active against any social injustice. Additionally, Nash thinks the movements from the community is helping to create a better future. Steve said, “the voices you know of many are making change and that we have a better future for our kids.”

George Floyd’s murder shaped up the NBA community as the NBA president, teams, coaches, players, and executives came together and demanded the social injustice and discrimination to stop.


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