Miami Heat’s Jae Crowder Continues to Beg for Justice for Breonna Taylor After 148 Days Pass Since Her Murder

1 Min Read

With the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season well underway, many NBA players have been taking a strong stand in favor of social justice.

The Miami Heat’s Jae Crowder is one of several who have publicly asked for justice in the case of the murder of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was in her Kentucky home in March when three plainclothes officers entered to serve a search warrant.

The officers did not knock, identify themselves or announce they had a warrant, which caused Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend, to open fire as he believed the officers were intruders.

The three officers then returned fire and killed Taylor, yet they haven’t been charged as a result.

The murder of Taylor is one of several high-profile killings of unarmed Blacks that have riled up emotions across the nation in recent months.

As a result, almost all NBA players have been kneeling during the playing of the national anthem prior to games to peacefully protest racial injustice.

In addition, the vast majority of players have been wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts during warmups to show support for the racial justice organization.

Share This Article
Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s, and during that time he has lived through the Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James era of Heat basketball. He feels strongly that the NBA and sports aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.