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Heat, Celtics hold moment of silence

The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat honored the victims of the mass capturing at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas with a moment of silence earlier than Game 5 at FTX Arena on Thursday.

At least 19 kids and two adults have been killed when a gunman entered the varsity on Tuesday and opened hearth on a classroom.

Before the moment of silence, the groups and league supplied their condolences.

“The Heat organization, the Boston Celtics and the NBA family also mourn those who lost their lives in the senseless shooting that took place yesterday at Robb Elementary school in Uvadde, Texas,” the PA announcer stated. “Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends, and the entire Robb Elementary school and Uvalde community. Our hope is that the families, friends, coworkers and loves ones of all those impacted by this tragedy will find the comfort and strength they need as they carry on in honor of those whose lives were lost.”

After the moment of silence, the Miami Heat supplied followers methods to take motion.

“The heat urges you to contact you state senators by calling 202-224-3121 to leave a message demanding their support for common sense gun laws. You can also make change at the ballot box… and let your voice be heard this fall.”

The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics held a moment of silence for the victims of the Texas college capturing.
Miami Heat

The staff additionally displayed the message on the scoreboard, together with the telephone quantity for the US Capitol switchboard.

The message comes a day after Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave an impassioned plea earlier than his staff’s sport in opposition to the Mavericks. 

“I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to devastated families that are out there,” he stated. “I’m tired of excuses, I’m tired of moments of silence. Enough! There’s 50 senators who refuse to vote on HR-8, which is a background check rule that the House passed two years ago.”