On the latest episode of The Life Podcast with Anthony Morrow and Justin Jack, Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry spoke about the tragic murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests across the country.
Curry is tired of police brutality against African Americans and wants people to “get uncomfortable” in order to enact change, via NBC Sports Bay Area:
“It’s just crazy, how many examples do you need,” Stephen Curry said of police violence and systemic racism toward African-Americans. “This one, I actually found out from [Stephen Jackson]. He’s been posting like crazy trying to make sure his partner is memorialized the right way and they remember his name and he’s taken that on his back.
“But until people outside of our community speak up, use their platform, get uncomfortable and actually feel some type of emotional change to the issues then we are just going to be in the same situation. That, to me, is the thing I’ve been watching on social media, if we can actually get some solutions. To raise your voice and get mad and get angry and you hate doing it over and over again, but we got to figure out some solutions to this problem and they got to be accountable to it.”
Stephen Curry is one of the many star athletes who has used his platform to speak out in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Los Angeles Lakers megastar LeBron James and Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan are among those who have spoken about their anger watching Floyd get murdered by a white police officer.
The NBA is still on a hiatus due to COVID-19. Numerous athletes, not just in the NBA, have peacefully protested the death of Floyd, which took place in Minnesota.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended, Curry and the Warriors had the worst record in the league.