Nuggets Jamal Murray George Floyd, Breonna Taylor Shoes Give Him Life!
Black Lives Matter does matter despite the hate coming from the Republican party and President Trump. This is why the Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray fought back tears and struggled to find the words as he spoke with TNT about the player boycotts this past week inside the Orlando bubble. Read on for more about Jamal Murray shoes featuring George Floyd + Breonna Taylor…
“We found something we’re fighting for as the NBA, as a collective unit…and I use these shoes as a symbol to keep fighting all around the world.”
– Jamal Murray after Denver’s Game 6 win. pic.twitter.com/rkwPn9QuHX
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 31, 2020
CelebNSports247.com reports that Jamal Murray wears images of Floyd and Taylor on his shoes as up-close reminders to the Kitchener, Ont., native of his personal fight for justice worldwide.
Jamal Murray said:
These shoes give me life. Even though these people are gone, they give me life. They help me find strength to keep fighting this world,” he said. “That’s what I’m going to keep doing.
Jamal says the shoes possess power:
Murray said that players finding common cause in the bubble was also a motivator, but he came back to the shoes and the power they possess.
It’s an emotional thing because . . . it’s not just me. There are so many other guys, as you can tell. It’s lives . . . it’s your life. Imagine losing your life. I don’t know what else to say. Imagine a father losing their life, all they have kids. Imagine a father, a son, a brother getting shot seven times (Blake) in front of their kids. Imagine that.
Like I said, the least I can go out there and do is play and fight for something. That’s what I’m trying to do.
Back In July, Jamal showed off his skills training shirtless on the court:
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Murray and the Nuggets will play Game 7 of their first-round series against the Jazz at 8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.