The San Antonio Spurs have finally come out with an official statement on the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police as well as the nationwide uproar that has ensued. They may be late for the party, but came out with a pretty commendable explanation as to why this was the case.

In a series of posts on their official Twitter account, the Spurs shared several powerful videos about how racism has reared its ugly head within their organization.

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The Spurs received some criticism for not taking a stand in the issue of racial injustice that has gripped the nation of late. Aside from the New York Knicks — who in true Knicks/James Dolan fashion completely mucked up the opportunity to raise their voice — San Antonio was the only other team in the NBA that did not come out with their own statement. They may have taken their time, but there's no denying that what they've done here is very powerful.

As the videos above explained, the main reason why the Spurs waited this long is because they listened first. They did not come out with a knee-jerk reaction in the aftermath of the incidents, but instead, they opted for a more methodical and insightful approach. The delay in itself was done on purpose and is a demonstration of their approach.

By taking the time to hear out the voices of the people victimized by the issue, and doing a thorough analysis on how to best approach the same, the franchise ensured that they are able to come up with what they believe to be the best possible outcome — something that they are inviting the rest of the world to do as well.