NBA Players Protest Gun Violence Following Thousand Oaks Shooting
After 13 people were killed in an attack at a Southern California bar last Wednesday, NBA players are speaking up.
This past weekend players all across the league wore black t-shirts with the victims’ names on the back and the word “ENOUGH” written in white on the front.
Enough is #ENOUGH.
We stand together and remember those lost in the tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks. pic.twitter.com/ghkmRXXByl
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 10, 2018
Both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers wore the shirts for pre-game warm-ups prior to games against the Milwaukee Bucks, and Atlanta Hawks, respectively. (RELATED: Thousand Oaks Shooter’s Motives May Have Been Gun Control)
LeBron James and the Lakers are joining the NBA in wearing the “Enough” warmup shirts honoring the Thousand Oaks shooting victims
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 12, 2018
Perhaps more than other leagues, the NBA has never been shy about their political activism and these protests had the support of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
California is home to some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.