Enes Kanter, ESPN’s Woj react to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The world is mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the court announced. Shortly after the news of her death, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter and NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski shared their condolences.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in my thoughts and prayers.
She changed the world, improving the lives of so many, and will continue inspiring so many more.
Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/AFcAWx9BHz
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) September 18, 2020
What a blow. Rest In Peace to an American icon. https://t.co/GYZaz6ac1y
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2020
According to the court, Ginsburg died surrounded by her family at her home in Washington. D.C. She was 87. Ginsburg is best known for breaking many barriers under the court of law. She became the second woman to ever be confirmed to the Supreme Court, which is the nation’s highest court. Ginsburg has been serving on the court since 1993.
Ginsburg, who was also known as a fearless advocate for women’s rights, credited her mother for her success.
“My mother told me two things constantly: One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent. The latter was something very unusual … because for most girls growing up in the 1940s, the most important degree was not your B.A., but your ‘M.R.S.,'” Ginsburg said in an appearance at Duke University in 2005.
However, over the past few years, Ginsburg suffered from serious health issues. This past July, Ginsburg announced that she had been undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancerous lesions. Despite being diagnosed with cancer, she was a fighter and refused to step down from the court.
“Tell me who the president could have nominated this spring that you would rather see on the court than me?” Ginsburg would say.
Nevertheless, Ginsburg leaves behind a lasting legacy.