Warriors’ Steve Kerr delivers emotional and passionate petitions after an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.


The Warriors manager Steve Kerr’s pre-game press conference had nothing to do with basketball, with the Golden State Warriors set to play the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

Instead, Kerr delivered a three-minute monologue about the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 18 students and a teacher on Tuesday. According to the New York Times. The official death toll has risen since Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s initial report that 14 children and one teacher were killed.

Kerr, who has consistently spoken out about gun violence in the United States and campaigned for gun control, was noticeably trembling and sometimes even in tears during a speech to the press on Tuesday. Here’s his full pre-game availability, along with a video of his speech.

I’m not going to talk about basketball. Nothing has happened to our team in the last 6 hours. We will start the same way tonight. Basketball questions are not important.

Fourteen children have been killed 400 miles from here since we left the shootout. and teacher. In the last 10 days, we’ve murdered elderly black people in a supermarket in Buffalo, and an Asian church member in Southern California. Now we have children killed at school.

When will we do something? I’m tired. I am so tired of standing here and paying my condolences to the devastated families there. Excuse me for being so tired. Sorry. I am tired of moments of silence. enough!

Currently, 50 senators are refusing to vote on HR8. This is a background check rule passed by the House of Representatives two years ago. I sat there for two years. And there’s a reason they won’t vote for it: to stay in power.

So I ask Mitch McConnell. Ask every senator who refuses to do anything about violence and school shootings and supermarket shootings. I ask you. Will you put your own lust for power ahead of the lives of our children, the elderly, and members of our church? Because that’s what it looks like. It’s something I do every week.

So I got bored. I’ve had enough. We’re going to play a game tonight. But I want everyone here, everyone who hears this, to think about their own children or grandchildren, mothers or fathers, sisters or brothers. How would you feel if this happened to you today?

We cannot be numb to this. We can’t just sit here and read about it. Well, let’s be silent for a moment — yes, let’s go dubbing. Come on, Maves, let’s go. That’s what we’re going to do. We are going to play basketball.

50 Washington Senators will take us hostage. Did you know that 90% of Americans, regardless of political party, want a background check, or universal background check? 90 percent of us. We are held hostage by 50 Washington Senators who, as Americans, don’t even vote when we want them to.

They will not vote because they want to retain their power. pathetic! I ate enough!

Kerr’s father, Malcolm, was murdered by militants in 1984 while he was president of the American University of Beirut. The Warriors coach has been opposed to multiple shootings over the past few years and has urged government officials to make meaningful changes to US gun control laws.

several NBA players, including lebron james, expressed outrage over Tuesday’s shooting. The NBA made a statement via Twitter.

“The NBA family has been devastated by the horrific shootings in Yuvalde, Texas today. Our thoughts and our sincere condolences go to the families and friends of the victims, Rob Elementary School and the entire Yuvalde community.”

Mavericks manager Jason Kidd also commented on the shooting ahead of Game 4.

“It’s hard. As coaches and fathers, we have kids. People in this room have kids. It’s elementary school. Just think about what you can do at school with family and friends,” Kidd said. “It’s a field trip. We play the game. We don’t have a choice. The game isn’t cancelled. But we have to find a way to become a pro, we have to find a way. To win, and to move forward.” .

“But the news that is happening here in Texas, not just across our country, is sad.”

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