• July 17, 2016

NBA STARS ANNOUNCE STOPPING OF VIOLENCE ON ESPY’s Racial tension in America is at an all-time high, so the all-stars from the National Basketball Association addresses the world on the biggest sport-awarding-state on the violence that took place. Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade requested ABC to surprise the audience with the 4 starting the show with prepared epilogues or monologues, subsequently on the incidents of officer-involved firings in Baton Rouge, LA and Minnesota, also additionally on attacks in Dallas and Orlando throughout the month prior to the yearly sporting-reward(s) show.

Carmelo Anthony

“Tonight is a celebration of sports. Celebrating our accomplishments and our victories. But in this moment of celebration, we asked to start the show tonight this way,” Anthony said.“We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America," Anthony continued.

Violence is the cause of racial divide and racial divide involving violence is absolutely lethal. These NBA stars have done an excellent job in addressing the media and the world what they believe and encouraging people to stop the violence from all sides.Powerful messages are usually passed on by powerful and influential people. These athletes are pretty influential and we should expect this message to reach far within the communities across America.

“Not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. But also the retaliation, has to stop,” Wade said.“The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas, not to mention Orlando, it has to stop. Enough. Enough is enough,” Wade added.

Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade

“They set a model for what athletes should stand for, we choose to follow in their footsteps,” Paul said.

Mohammad Ali, who passed away on the 3rd of the month of June of this year, was honored on the ESPYs broadcast.

“To do his legacy any justice, let’s use this moment as a call to action for all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence. We all feel helpless and frustrated by the violence, but that’s not acceptable. It’s time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, What are we doing to create change?The speech ended with Lebron finishing it with an exclamation of ,“We all have to do better!”” James said.

Lebron James


LeBron James quote

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