Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady campaigned for justice regarding George Floyd's death on his Instagram story. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Sports world continues to react to killing of George Floyd

The killing of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, has elicited reactions throughout the sports world.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Philadelphia tight end Zach Ertz and United States Women's National Team player Julie Johnston Ertz, Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and former NBA player and current ESPN on-air personality Jalen Rose are among well-known sports figures who shared their feelings about Floyd's death across multiple platforms.

Others joined them throughout Friday.

James echoed Rose's comments from ESPN's "Get Up" on Friday morning:

Jackson delivered an emotional speech at Minneapolis' City Hall after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, seen holding his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes in a video that went viral on social media, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick offered to pay for attorneys representing those protesting Floyd's death.

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane appeared on ESPN's "First Take" and called for individuals such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady to "speak up about what is right, and clearly in this case, what is unbelievably wrong:"

Brady campaigned for justice regarding Floyd's death on his Instagram story:

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wrote that the video of Floyd's killing "made me disgusted, mad and broken-hearted:"

Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores shared a statement to ESPN and through social media:

"Most recently, I've had conversations about incentivizing teams for hiring minorities. Again, there was some outrage in the media and talks that this would cause division amongst coaches, executives and ownership. I bring these situations up because I haven't seen the same OUTRAGE from people of influence when the conversation turns to Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and most recently George Floyd. Many people who broadcast their opinions on kneeling or on the hiring of minorities don't seem to have an opinion on the recent murders of these young black men and women. I think many of them QUIETLY say that watching George Floyd plead for help is one of the more horrible things they have seen, but it's said amongst themselves where no one can hear. Broadcasting THAT opinion clearly is not important enough."

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem spoke with Ira Winderman ‏of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

Former NBA player Nick Collison announced he donated $20,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund "in the Memory of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other people whose lives weren’t valued because of the color of their skin."

Paige Bueckers, set to play for the Connecticut Huskies, tweeted "It's TIME FOR CHANGE!"

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink



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