Ex-Warrior Anthony Morrow reveals Steph Curry nickname from rookie season

Steph Curry was one of the first athletes to speak out after George Floyd’s death in police custody.

The Warriors star posted on Instagram trying to articulate how fed up he is with police violence against African-Americans and the institutional racism that’s been prevalent in this country since its inception. The Warriors star spoke further about Floyd’s death, the ensuing protests and where he thinks we as a society can go from here in an appearance on “The Life Podcast” with Anthony Morrow and Justin Jack.

“It’s just crazy, how many examples do you need,” Curry said of police violence and systemic racism toward African-Americans. “This one, I actually found out from [Stephen Jackson]. He’s been posting like crazy trying to make sure his partner is memorialized the right way and they remember his name and he’s taken that on his back. It’s crazy to think in my Instagram feed, I don’t post that much, but like, I couldn’t even get through eight different posts from Ahmaud Arbery to George Floyd.

“And that, in and of itself, it’s sad to your point. One, we know there’s police brutality, we know there’s systemic racism, all these issues that we’re all trying to address. As the black community, the thing that we are doing is trying to use our voice, our platforms, everybody is activating in the streets and the communities trying to do the work and everyone is playing their part.

“But until people outside of our community speak up, use their platform, get uncomfortable and actually feel some type of emotional change to the issues then we are just going to be in the same situation. That, to me, is the thing I’ve been watching on social media, if we can actually get some solutions. To raise your voice and get mad and get angry and you hate doing it over and over again, but we got to figure out some solutions to this problem and they got to be accountable to it.”

Floyd was an unarmed African-American who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis when officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for eight minutes. The video showed Floyd telling Chauvin and three other officers who were watching that he couldn’t breathe and asking for Chauvin to stop. Floyd’s death sparked protests across the country as citizens march against police brutality and systemic racism.

Floyd’s death comes three months after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood while he was out on a run. After months of outcry and the release of the video of the killing, the two men finally were arrested on May 22 and charged with murder. It took three months and a massive outcry from celebrities, like Curry, for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to step in and arrest Gregory and Travis McMichael.

Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. To Curry, the video of Chauvin killing Floyd was horrifying and Chauvin’s reaction during the…

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