We Heart: WNBA Players Walk Off Court to Support Breonna Taylor and #SayHerName

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(Screenshot from @WNBA / Twitter)

On July 25, in Bradenton, Fla., members of the Women’s National Basketball Association began their season with a powerful rebound—but not just one on the court, but rather one that addressed the racism plaguing our country today.

Team members of the Seattle Storm and New York Liberty walked off the court before the National Anthem began, signifying the teams’ solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and specifically against the police brutality that led to the murder of Breonna Taylor.

Layshia Clarendon, a New York Liberty player, began:

“We are dedicating this season to Breonna Taylor—an outstanding EMT who was murdered over 130 days ago in her home.”

She continued:

“Breonna Taylor was dedicated and committed to uplifting everyone around her. We are also dedicating this season to [the] Say Her Name campaign,…

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