Two of the WNBA’s biggest stars took the floor with some other names in mind on Saturday.
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are wearing the Kyrie's and Lebron's today with names of women killed by police brutality.
It's been 148 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered.
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— Kelsey Trainor (@ktrain_11) August 8, 2020
Bird also wore a shirt reading “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” before the game. None of the three police officers who shot Taylor in her bed during a raid at her apartment have been arrested in the months since her killing, and only one has been fired.
The Storm later came out on top 74-68, though Bird remained out with a sore knee. Taurasi posted 14 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Saturday’s shoe choice was the latest example of the WNBA’s activism against racial injustice since resuming play. Unlike the NBA, the WNBA has even allowed players to wear the names of police brutality victims on their jerseys.
Clippers’ Paul George with a t-shirt that reads: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” pic.twitter.com/ig1KVQXnyq
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) August 8, 2020
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