Jazz news: Donovan Mitchell's activism draws higher support from Quin Snyder after 'abominable' backlash
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Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell’s activism draws higher support from Quin Snyder after ‘abominable’ backlash

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While he certainly has great respect for Donovan Mitchell’s undeniable talent on the hardwood, Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder is even prouder of his star guard’s support of activism as of late.

With issues of racism and social injustice continuing to divide the country, Mitchell has used his platform on social media, as an NBA player with the Jazz, to speak up and raise awareness about the matter.

The 23-year-old Jazz guard’s latest Instagram post was an ode in commemoration of Juneteenth — the holiday celebrating the abolition of slavery in the US.

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HAPPY JUNETEENTH🙏🏾

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Snyder shared his admiration for Mitchell’s bravery, as the Jazz star continues to take a stand despite receiving some nasty comments from “abominable” ones. Per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press:

“I’m extremely proud of Donovan, that he’s articulating, even in the form of the post. Obviously that’s a form of expression, something that the feels is important personally and important to our society, and generally speaking at large. There were a lot of positive comments surrounding Donovan’s post,” the 53-year-old tactician said.

“That said, there were also some comments that were abominable, and things that we all should never tolerate. So, to the extent you can rationalize some of those negative comments by saying there were positive comments, I think that’s a mistake that we all have to be that diligent. Because as long as those comments are there, there’s work to be done.”

Donovan Mitchell and the rest of the Jazz, meanwhile, are making the necessary preparations for the continuance of the 2019-20 NBA regular season on July 30. Led by Mitchell’s brilliance, Utah (41-23) ranked fourth in the Western Conference. Mitchell also made it to the All-Star team for the first time with stellar averages of 24.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.0 steal in 63 games.

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