Put his ass under the jail
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) April 20, 2021
By Harvey Hoffman
A Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Athletes, teams and leagues across sports reacted to the news of the verdict.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 20, 2021
Justice and Accountability! Things I never thought I would see. There’s much more work to do, but this is an amazing start working toward the reform this country NEEDS!
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) April 20, 2021
NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following joint statement today: pic.twitter.com/r0XQkLssOb
— NBA (@NBA) April 20, 2021
Justice served on all counts. Good.
Still a ton of work to do.
Continue to rest peacefully #GeorgeFloyd ✊🏾🙏🏾
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) April 20, 2021
“This is a step in the right direction, but we still have so much more to go.”@Candace_Parker shares her thoughts on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/FiSMhSFZUa
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 20, 2021
Thank God…guilty! Justice has been served!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 20, 2021
MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark issued the following statement pic.twitter.com/3xmGIM1qem
— MLB Players (@MLB_PLAYERS) April 20, 2021
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) April 20, 2021
Tears of sadness and joy. The last year weighed heavily on us all. Justice does not bring the dead back to life but it does protect those who deserve protection and punish these who are deserving. Hasten the day when it is commonplace that the justice system work as it should.
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) April 20, 2021
This is justice.
— Natasha Cloud (@T_Cloud4) April 20, 2021
— A’ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) April 20, 2021
— Lauren Rosen (@LaurenMRosen) April 20, 2021