The legendary basketball player has weighed in on the Drew Brees controversy and also spoken about the NFL’s decision to support the protesting players.
The player said, “It’s really not a surprise at all that the NFL got on the right side of history. What happened to George Floyd, that opened a lot of people’s eyes.”
He also spoke about the NFL imposing fines on players in 2018 for kneeling and protesting. He said, “It was a subject nobody wanted to talk about. He was pointing out something that nobody wanted to talk about. And we’ve seen what the result is by that issue not being dealt with earlier. So many deaths between then and now.”
The basketball legend is just the latest in a long list of former and current players from across the sports spectrum who have showed support for the protests against racism going on in the country.