Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, other NBA stars react to Ahmaud Arbery killing
Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James is one of many stepping up and asking for justice for recently killed Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery, 25, was slain while jogging in a Georgia neighborhood in Feb. 2020, and James’ pleas on social media have reinvigorated the outcry for the victim. Fellow NBA stars like Stephen Curry and Chris Paul have joined the quarantined James’ message, sharing their own thoughts on the matter.
“Sickening what’s STILL happening out here,” Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry wrote on his Instagram late Wednesday evening. “Don’t watch the video. Respect this man and his family. Remember the name.”, as Curry also shared the trending hashtag “#justiceforahmaud”.
Arbery was a victim of two white men, father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, in a perceived racially motivated killing. A video, proliferated on the internet in early May, depicts Travis fatally shooting Ahmaud; both McMichael men have not been charged for the crime.
The Warriors star pleads with social media users to prevent themselves from viewing the inappropriate viral video while remembering Arbery and the current miscarriage of justice.
Paul, the Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard and friend of James along with sitting president of the players’ union, NBPA, also shared an image of Arbery on Instagram. “This sh– gotta stop!”, Paul succinctly wrote.
NBA guards Isaiah Thomas and CJ McCollum, the latter of the Portland Trail Blazers, also shared images of Ahmaud, with Thomas being vocal on Twitter, too, for the loss of life.
Never ever ever ever ever!!!!!!! SMH!!! https://t.co/s8qbWYFTA7
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) May 6, 2020
James, along with his NBA peers and social-justice activists, has called for a grand jury to be summoned by Georgia’s judicial circuit for Arbery’s killing and to try the alleged killers the McMichaels.