Johnny Davis and Scott Rochelle issued the following statement:
Social injustices have long scorned the history of this country and created systematic atrocities plaguing generations of innocent lives. The inexcusable actions that resulted in the death of George Floyd are sickening, and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is appalled by and intolerant of their root cause: racism.
The NBRPA and its member Legends represent a diverse group of backgrounds, bonded together by an inclusive culture of acceptance, respect, and empathy. It is with these values that we seek to move forward, together, in advancement of a collective American culture that openly and willingly denounces discrimination.
We stand together, today and every day, in unwavering support of respect and unity for all.