NBA Sports Commentator Kenny Smith Stands In Solidarity With Players
According to TMZ, former NBA superstar and Hall-of-Famer Kenny Smith walked off the set during a live broadcast. NBA players across the league are boycotting the game and Kenny Smith is using his platform to show his support for the players, and bring even more attention to the severity of what's happening in our country.
According to TMZ, Kenny Smith said.
As a black man, as a former player... I think it's best for me to support the players and just not be here tonight. Right now my head is like ready to explode, about the aftermath of Jacob Blake. I can't stop thinking about the incident and surrounding issues.
Kenny Smith who is now 55-years old has won 2 NBA titles in his 10 years in the league. Kenny has become a very valued member of the "Inside the NBA" team, According to TMZ Ernie Johnson said he respects Kenny's decision and they continued on with the show.
Many players in major league sports are sharing the same feelings as the NBA, the Milwaukee Brewers postponed their game against the Reds, to show support of the protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake.