The day after former Minneapolos police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, the Minnesota Timberwolves honor Floyd's life.
According to USA Today, Timberwolves security guard Josh Okogie said, “We have the cue ball and we dedicated it to George Floyd's family. I'm glad we did it. "
Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves Center added, "This was a moment that wasn't meant for us. This was for our town and for George Floyd's family."
The cities continued, “I think everyone in America is mourning with him right now, sending our prayers, blessings and love. You need it for countless days. They were reminded of the tragedy in their family. You never really have a chance to grieve. For us, I think we were just trying to do our part to be with him. This basketball game is only a small part of who we are. This organization and we really wanted to show them that we will be there every step of the way. "
Check out the video below where coach Chris Finch shares how proud he is of the team and match ball that is dedicated to the Floyd family:
The Minnesota Timberwolves won the Sacramento Kings with a score of 134-120.
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After 14 days of testimony and 11 hours of deliberation, a 12-person jury came to a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin was found guilty of all three incidents: 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder, and 2nd degree manslaughter.
He could face a maximum sentence of up to 75 years in prison. Chauvin's conviction will come within the next eight weeks, reports CBS News.
The three other officers involved in Floyd's death – Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng – will be tried later this summer. They are accused of assisting and facilitating second degree murder and manslaughter. None of the parties pleaded guilty.