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Timberwolves honor Daunte Wright with warmup shirts, pregame moment of silence

Minnesota honored the life and memory of Daunte Wright before Tuesday's game against Brooklyn.

From NBA.com News Services

Anthony Edwards warms up before Minnesota’s game against Brooklyn on Tuesday.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets honored the life and memory of Daunte Wright –an unarmed Black man killed by police — before Tuesday’s matchup in Minneapolis. The teams held a moment of silence and wore warm-up shirts that read “With liberty and justice for all.”

The game, which was originally scheduled for Monday night, was rescheduled after the city issued a curfew in response to protests over a Minneapolis area police officer fatally shooting Wright during a traffic stop on Sunday.

Prior to the game, the Timberwolves tweeted, “We have a basketball game today. We will not be posting our usual content. Justice for Daunte Wright.”

The killing of Wright sparked protests and unrest in a city already on edge because of the current trial of Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

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