Former NBA Superstar Stephen Jackson Reacts To Fatal Arrest of Twin George Floyd 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/KoyiCOgSD7
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As the nation responds with outrage to George Floyd’s death while in police custody, former Warrior Stephen Jackson is feeling the tragedy on a personal level. Jackson was close friends with Floyd, who he called his “twin”.
“This is what I gotta wake up to, huh?” Jackson said through tears in an Instagram video on Tuesday. “This is what I gotta wake up to. Floyd was my brother, man. We called each other ‘Twin,’ bruh. Everybody know me and Floyd called each other ‘Twin.’ My brother was only out there in Minnesota, he was changing his life, he went to Minnesota, he was driving trucks. I just sent him two, three boxes of clothes. My boy was doing what he was supposed to do, man, and y’all go kill my brother, man. I’m on my way to Minnesota, man. Whatever I can do, can’t let this ride, dog. Y’all not going to be mad until it hits your front door. Bullshit.”
Jackson posted 12 additional photos and pieces of news related to the incident on his Instagram page.
The now viral video shows Floyd being pinned to the ground by an officer who has his knee on Floyd’s neck for about eight minutes. “Please, please, please, I can’t breathe,” Floyd, who was black, begged the white officer.
Floyd died shortly afterwards at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota.