Clippers coach, Doc Rivers, delivers powerful speech regarding the police shooting of Jacob Blake

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A question during a post-game press conference about the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin brought out an emotional plead for justice.

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers became the latest NBA figure to respond to Jacob Blake’s shooting, calling for police reform.

Rivers also spoke out against police unions after Tuesday’s win against the Dallas Mavericks.

Coach Rivers talked the Republican National Convention, his love for the United States and his dad, who used to be a cop.

“All you hear is Donald Trump and all of them talking about fear,” Rivers said late Tuesday evening, Pacific Daylight Time. “We’re the ones getting killed. We’re the ones getting shot. It’s amazing to me why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back.”

Protests took place in Wisconsin following the shooting. Blake was shot Sunday afternoon at close range as he tried to enter an SUV, which held his three, five and eight-year old sons.

The 29-year-old Black man was undergoing surgery Tuesday afternoon. Family stated that a “miracle is needed” in order for Blake to walk again.

Jacob Blake and his son. Photo courtesy Naija Super Fans

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