NBA players react to Atlanta shooting, show support to Asian American community
The NBA community took to social media to decry the shooting deaths of 8 people in the Atlanta area.
From NBA Twitter reports
The NBA released the following statement after eight people — six of whom were Asian women — were killed at massage parlors in the Atlanta area:
“Last night’s tragic events in Atlanta are part of a disturbing rise in violence and discrimination towards Asian Americans. Today and every day, we stand with the Asian community and condemn all acts of hate and racism. To learn more visit stopaapihate.org. #
Using the hashtag #StopAsianHate, NBA athletes and teams also expressed condolences and solidarity with the Asian American community.
Last night’s tragic events in Atlanta are part of a disturbing rise in violence and discrimination towards Asian Americans. Today and every day, we stand with the Asian community and condemn all acts of hate and racism. To learn more visit https://t.co/OBgYvw5lEh. #StopAsianHate
— NBA (@NBA) March 17, 2021
We stand with @StopAAPIHate, @AAAJ_Atlanta, @cpacs and the entire Asian community in grief and solidarity over yesterday’s senseless and tragic acts of violence.#StopAsianHate #StopAAPIHate pic.twitter.com/Fd5cqCjOhT
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 17, 2021
This is sooo heartbreaking…praying for our world. To my Asian American family, please take time to grieve but know youre loved, seen and IMPORTANT. We have to keep standing up, speaking out, rallying together and fighting for change. We cannot lose hope!! ❤️#StopAsianHate #NOW https://t.co/Xm4ojbJALw
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) March 17, 2021
Not trying to learn more about how it was a “bad day” for the murderer from the media. Tell me more about the victims and how they didn’t deserve this. Humanize them. Lets talk about their stories.
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) March 17, 2021
My condolences goes out to the families of all the victims and the entire Asian community tonight on what transpired in Atlanta at the Aromatherapy Spa. Coward a** young man!! Just senseless and tragic!! 🙏🏾❤️👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 17, 2021
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 17, 2021
SICK about what happened here in ATL yesterday, my Condolences go out to the family’s & loved ones who were affected by this tragedy😞 Nothing else needs to be said… I’m with you!❤️
STOP ASIAN HATE!!!!!!
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 17, 2021
My heart goes out to the victims and surviving family members of the shootings in Atlanta yesterday.Once again our country faces the trauma of hate inspired mass murders. We have endured similar race or religion based atrocities at mosques,nightclubs, temples,schools & churches.
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) March 17, 2021
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 17, 2021
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 17, 2021
To my Asian brothers and sisters I’m here for you. We love you!!! You are not alone!!! We got your back, we won’t stay silent 🤬!!! This hate must stop!!!
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) March 17, 2021
We stand with our Asian brothers and sisters!! 🙏🏾
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) March 17, 2021
Love and support to the Asian community! #StopAsianHate
— Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) March 17, 2021
Sending love, support, and solidarity to the Asian community. We cannot accept hate in any form and must all do our part to be better people. #StopAsianHate
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) March 17, 2021
Love and support to my Asian brothers and sisters in a time all too many are living in fear due to hate.
I stand in solidarity with you.
We must work TOGETHER to end all forms of hate and bring unity.
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) March 17, 2021
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) March 17, 2021
Spread Love!!! #StopAsianHate
— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) March 17, 2021