Lakers’ Danny Green joins Black Lives Matter march through Downtown L.A.

first_imgLakers guard Danny Green joined a growing number of NBA players who’ve taken to the streets to protest in the aftermath of George Floyd being killed while in police custody on May 25.With thousands of others making their way through Downtown L.A., from City Hall to the Hall of Justice, Green marched Wednesday evening with Lakers coaching associate Jamal Boykin and “Inside the Green Room” co-host Harrison Sanford.Wednesday’s demonstration in L.A. was one of many region-wide reflecting the ongoing national outcry demanding justice in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died after being arrested by a white Minneapolis police officer. A cellphone video showed that officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.In Oakland on Wednesday, Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were among several members of the organization who marched in the the Walking in Unity protest, which was organized by Golden State swingman Juan Toscano-Anderson and followed a route around Lake Merritt, the area where the team held its championship parades and rallies in recent years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPreviously, many other NBA players participated in demonstrations, including former Laker Jordan Clarkson, who marched in L.A. on Saturday, and former Clipper Tobias Harris, who took part in a protest in Philadelphia.Danny Green marches through Downtown L.A. on Wednesday evening, joining a growing number of NBA players who’ve participated in protests following the police killing of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Harrison Sanford)Green also joined many of his teammates in posting in protest on social media, first by posting an image that read “If YOU ain’t wit US, WE ain’t with Y’ALL” and then by participating in “Blackout Tuesday.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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