Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce connecting Jacob Blake’s dad with other NBA coaches for next step
Pierce and his fellow coaches are seeking to bring justice to Blake after he was shot seven times in the back by police. Blake is currently in the hospital, but he is paralyzed from the waist down.
Many people have tried to discredit Jacob Blake and turn him into something other than a victim – Lloyd Pierce wants to do his part to stop that cycle.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) August 28, 2020
The 2020 NBA playoffs are set to resume on Saturday after three days of boycotting. Lloyd Pierce, though, wants to make sure Jacob Blake’s family knows the league won’t forget about Blake just because the games are back on.
While Pierce and his Hawks are not in the NBA bubble after another losing season, it is clear they remain active in fighting against racism, social injustices and police brutality in America.
The Hawks had the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference standings before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, so they weren’t invited to Walt Disney World for the bubble games. However, Pierce has been protesting in Atlanta and other cities following the George Floyd murder in Minnesota, so he’s been active.
The NBA continues to be ahead of the social justice movement, as other sports leagues are following their lead in the wake of the Blake shooting.