“It’d even be an amazing day to arrest the cops that murdered Breonna Taylor,” the previous NBA star stated Wednesday proper earlier than an ESPN industrial break throughout Sport four of the NBA’s Japanese Convention Finals.
“So, we’re beginning a recreation … It is 400 years of slavery to 0,” Rose stated throughout the pregame present. “We all know we not (going to) win, however you continue to gotta proceed to maneuver the ball ahead and put folks behind you ready to achieve success, and that is what we’re right here to do at this time.
“That is what the NBA gamers are doing at this time, and that is why I applaud them as a result of whereas they’re out, they’re preforming with heavy hearts attempting to win a championship. I perceive that that is actually painful, to point out as much as work and nonetheless attempt to entertain.”
CNN has reached out to Rose. ESPN declined to remark.
Rose performed within the NBA for 13 years, first drafted in 1994 by the Denver Nuggets. He is since appeared as an on-air persona for BET, Fox Sports activities and now ESPN.
CNN’s Madeline Holcombe and Steve Almasy contributed to this report.