PBA stars take a knee, demand justice for George Floyd

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 02 2020 11:42 AM | Updated as of Jun 02 2020 08:17 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) players will not shut up and dribble.

Several PBA players took a knee and demanded justice for George Floyd, the black man who was killed last week when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck.

Filipino-American players Gabe Norwood, Chris Ross, Joe Devance and Chris Newsome were among the players who knelt and held up a sign saying "Could've Been Me," with the hashtag "Justice For George Floyd."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Joe Devance Jr. (@jdv38) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Chris Newsome (@new11new) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) on

Moala Tautuaa also took a knee, and tagged the Minneapolis Police Department in his Instagram photo. Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on Floyd's knee, has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Moala Tautuaa (@tautuaa33) on

Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests all over the United States, and several athletes in the US and abroad have spoken out against police brutality and violence. 

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