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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kings, Celtics wore Stephon Clark shirts during warmups

The Kings and Celtics wore shirts prior to their game on Sunday honoring Stephon Clark.

Clark was shot and killed earlier this month in the backyard of his grandmother’s house in Sacramento by police officers, who were responding to reports of someone breaking windows in the area. He was thought to be armed when the officers opened fire. It turns out Clark was holding a cellphone.

The Celtics were in Sacramento on Sunday for a game against the Kings. During warmups, both teams wore shirts honoring Clark. On the front were the words “Accountability. We are One.” #StephonClark was on the back of the black t-shirts.

Players from both teams also appeared a video asking for accountability.

Last Thursday, the Kings’ game against the Hawks was played in an arena with locked doors as a result of protests taking place outside. After the game, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive addressed those in the arena and preached a message of unity.

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