Zach LaVine is calling on a community he cares about to vote and be part of social change. As Percy Allen of the Seattle Times reports, the Chicago Bulls guard joined a local protest in Seattle on Thursday to show support and boost morale in solidarity with the nationwide movement to fight for social and racial injustice.
The rally was organized by Washington Huskies Men's Basketball Assistant Will Conroy which invited other local basketball personalities like Jamal Crawford, Isaiah Thomas, Spencer Hawes and Seattle Storm stars Breanna Stewart and Jewel Lloyd. Zach LaVine was one of the few who took the mic and shared a few words.
Coming from a mixed-race household himself, Zach LaVine shared his experiences and challenges growing up in the state of Washington.
“I come from a household where my mom is white and my dad is black,” Zach LaVine shared. ” I grew up where I was sometimes too light for the black kids and I act too black for the white kids. It affects both sides.”
Zach LaVine grew up in Seattle and is calling for unity among his community as well as challenged everyone to be more involved in advocating real change in society.
“Go vote! I haven’t been able to do that, but come this November I’m going to because I know it’s going to change something.” he said.
Zach LaVine has been trying to make the most out of the abrupt break of the league due to the coronavirus pandemic by making a difference and helping out the community. Earlier in March, the Bulls guard pledged 12,500 meals for the city of Seattle as part of the fight against the COVID-19 relief efforts.
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