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On Sunday night, Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man, was shot at point-blank range seven times in the back by a Kenosha Wis. police officer as he leaned into his SUV while his three children sat in the vehicle.

“We got together as a team and felt that this was something that just can’t be talked about anymore without being recognized,” guard Oday Aboushi told me later in the day by phone. “It was something that really shook a lot of guys. It’s a fear that a lot of guys live with every day, a lot of my teammates live with every day who are Black. It’s something where a simple drive to work can be dangerous for some guys on my team.

“At the end of the day, I don’t deal with that same type of thought process, I don’t deal with that same kind of injustice, but these guys truly live it”.

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