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Curry, Klay take part in Oakland protest as NBA gets season restart date

Golden State Warriors duo, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, took part in the unity protest on Wednesday as campaign against racism continues globally.

The ‘Stop Racism Campaign’ or ‘Black Life Matters’ as received global attention following the dead of  George Floyd – an African-American man who died in Minneapolis after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck during an arrest last week.

And the duo alongside other Warriors stars like Damion Lee and Kevon Looney were involved in Juan Toscano-Anderson organised the rally, another Warrior star.

“No matter the colour of your skin, how much money you got, your education, it don’t matter, we’re all human beings, said Juan Toscano-Anderson during the march in Oakland.

“We’re all here for the same purpose. Not just for black people. Right now it’s about black people, but for humanity. There’s people all over the world being oppressed.

“And we’re just trying to take a step in the right direction and start something – me and my boys, my brothers. Thank you guys for being here.”

On Thompson’s Instagram story, the five-time All-Star shared footage of the event and wrote: “@juanonjuan10 natural born leader!”

Meanwhile, a tentative date as been fied for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA season which was abandoned like every other activities in the World due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the NBA commissioner Adam Silver the July 31 has been picked as a restart date with the league checking out ways to end the season.

One possibility would have the NBA cancel the remainder of the regular season with the top 16 teams in the standings heading straight to the playoffs, while another would have all 30 teams reach 72 games before conducting a full postseason.

The NBA is also considering restarts with either 20 or 22 teams involved, with the final few playoff spots to be determined by either a play-in tournament or by group-stage play similar to the World Cup format.

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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