Lakers’ Danny Green joins ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in downtown LA
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Danny Green has become just the latest NBA player to join the ongoing protests that have continued to take place throughout the country over the course of the last week or so.
On Wednesday evening, Green, who took to the streets in Los Angeles, joined a wide variety of NBA players that have been protesting police brutality against African Americans following the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As thousands of people made their way to the downtown area of Los Angeles on Wednesday evening with Green among then, the protest was slated to stretch from from City Hall to the Hall of Justice. Green notably marched along with Lakers assistant coach Jamal Boykin and co-host of “Inside the Green Room” Harrison Sanford.
Also taking place in the state of California earlier in the day on Wednesday, Golden State Warriors superstar guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—in addition to other members of the franchise took part in the the “Walking in Unity” protest. This particular protest was organized by Warriors rookie 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,” according to the Southern California News Group.
With players protesting throughout the day on Wednesday, it was also widely reported that the league would be returning on July 31 with Green and the Lakers still right in the thick of what could become a championship run.