It was Terence Davis’ turn to speak with the media on Wednesday. Read MoreRaptors’ Davis keeps focus on social injustices — Toronto Sun
Raptors’ Davis keeps focus on social injustices
Published:July 22, 2020
Updated:July 22, 2020 7:45 PM EDT
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It was Terence Davis’ turn to speak with the media on Wednesday.
He listened politely as the first question was asked and then just as politely informed the media gathering that he had a little more on his mind right now than just a basketball game.
“This week, man, me personally, I think you guys have seen, a lot of the guys, we’re united right now,” he said of the NBA’s efforts to keep the issue of social injustice front and centre despite the looming return of the sport they all love.
“We’re just keeping the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers. That’s what I want to keep the focus on this week. I can answer all of your guys’ questions — it’s nothing against you guys — and I can answer all of you guys’ questions post-game or any time after we’re playing but right now I just want to keep the focus on what’s really going on in the world.”
Davis is just the latest member of the NBA fraternity intent on showing they are serious about using the platform they have as professional athletes to make meaningful inroads in the issues that plague society as a whole.
“There’s a lot of social injustice going on and I just want to make sure that I’m doing the right thing and using my platform, as well as other athletes, to just continue with this thing, man,” Davis said. “We all stand united. We don’t all have to be on the same team but we’re still united in the league. So, like I said, I just want to keep the focus on Breonna Taylor’s killers and just keep that going, man, because (social injustice) is still going on in the world.”
With that he left the interview room.