Miami Heat and Boston Celtics pay tribute to Texas shooting victims

As the sport continued, each game seemed reduced to the magnitude of Tuesday’s tragedy.
Before the 5th game of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics in Miami, there was a minute of silence for those who lost in the tragedy of Ovalde.

“Heat urges you to contact your state senators by calling 202-224-3121 to leave a message asking for their support for common sense gun laws. You can also make changes at the ballot box,” a message said. by the speaker followed by silence, while the crowd expressed their approval cheering.

The first half of the game was well prepared before the Celtics walked away from the Heat in the third quarter to create an unbeaten lead and win 93-80. Jalen Brown scored first for the Celtics with 25 points and Jason Tatum added 22.

Boston is now leading 3-2 in a row and is just one win away from its first appearance in the NBA Finals after 12 years.

Tuesday’s shooting by an 18-year-old was the second mass shooting in the United States in less than two weeks, after a different 18-year-old white supremacist gunman killed 10 black Americans in Buffalo.

“Obviously everyone is saying their prayers and condolences to the families of these children,” Tatum told reporters, “but at some point he gets tired of going through the same process and the same result keeps happening over and over again.”

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“I’m a basketball player, I do not have many answers,” he added, “but something needs to change in this regard because obviously such things unfortunately continue to happen.”

Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra, meanwhile, began his pre-match press conference by saying he was “overwhelmed by the news”.

“It just keeps happening,” he said. “I know everyone says there has to be a call to action and I think what makes people do it is they just understand it, including myself.

“We do not have the answers, but we want them to listen to us so that we can impose change on the people who can really make the difference.”

“Sad beyond measure”

Other US sports championships also expressed their shock and grief and expressed their condolences to the families of the victims.

“Fear of parents sending their children to school, children being afraid to go to school for their health and well-being, is just sad beyond measure,” said LA Dodgers principal Dave Roberts. Washington, DC, before his team’s match against. the Nationals.

“It is ironic that I am sitting here in the nation’s capital, where he has climbed the flagpole,” he continued.

Roberts observes a minute of silence before the Dodgers start the game with the Washington Nationals.

“But it seems to be ending hard in the Senate. How can there be no bipartisan consensus on an issue like this is very discouraging, very irresponsible of our leaders. Something must be done and we must be proactive about it. When is that enough?

In March last year, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed HR8 to extend its background checks to all arms sales. Eight Republicans backed the bill.

Another HR1446 bill passed by the House would close a gap that would allow certain licensed arms sales to take place before the required background check is completed.

It is unclear when the Senate will vote on these measures, but it takes 60 votes in the House to pass the infant, and it is clear that the bill does not have that support, nor is there enough support among Democrats to destroy the filmmaker.

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