In recent weeks we have written about the recent developments across the country concerning gun violence. Last week we wrote about NBA players showing support for the victims of gun violence as they wore their ‘I Can’t Breathe’ for pregame warmups. This past weekend, Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt in support of Tamir Rice and John Crawford to which the Cleveland Police Department took offense, calling the shirt “pathetic.”
Well Hawkins answered in the perfect way in the locker room on Monday with this honest and heartfelt response.
“So, like I said, I made the conscious decision to wear the T-shirt. I felt like my heart was in the right place. I’m at peace with it and those that disagree with me, this is America, everyone has the right to their first amendment rights. Those who support me, I appreciate your support. But at the same time, support the causes and the people and the injustices that you feel strongly about. Stand up for them. Speak up for them. No matter what it is because that’s what America’s about and that’s what this country was founded on.”
Watch the entire interview here, but huge shoutout to Hawkins for speaking out and taking a stand for what he believes in.