Charlotte Hornets: Michael Jordan speaks out on George Floyd’s death

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Almost a week after the death of George Floyd, the Charlotte Hornets’ owner, Michael Jordan, has issued a statement.

In today’s world, there are many issues that face many Americans. On Saturday, the Charlotte Hornets finally responded to the death of George Floyd, who died in a police-related death on Memorial Day.

Floyd was being arrested by officers, but he died due to the actions of Officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck. Since then, the nation has been in mourning for Floyd, and Officer Chauvin has also been arrested.

On Sunday, Hornets’ owner Michael Jordan issued a statement on the passing of George Floyd. Jordan’s statement comes six days after Floyd’s death on May 25th.

Jordan stated, “I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy, and never turn our backs on senseless brutality.”

Jordan continued by advocating for peaceful expressions against all forms of injustice and that people should demand accountability. Jordan finished by stating that his heart goes out to Floyd’s family, as well all victims who fell victim to acts of racism and injustice.

During his time as a player, Jordan remained silent on political debates that were facing the nation. However, Jordan began to speak up more on social and political issues occurring in the United States after his playing career.

Jordan has been an advocate of supporting the Charlotte community, but he has also spoken out on many social issues as the Hornets’ owner. As an inspiration to many, it’s easy to see why many look up to him in times of distress.

As the owner of the Hornets, Jordan has also spoken out against teams participating in meaningless games as the season gets ready to resume in the future. While fans know Jordan’s thoughts, they should also find out more on Thursday when the NBA announces the official plan to restart the season.

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As the nation continues to mourn the death of George Floyd, we at Swarm and Sting send our thoughts and prayers out to the Floyd family.