NBA Basketball

Silver addresses tensions in staff memo

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league’s staffers Sunday night to address the latest racial tensions in the country, sparked most recently by the death last week of a black man who was in handcuffs when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.

Silver’s memo, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, made reference to

- as well as Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man chased and killed by armed white men as he jogged through a south Georgia neighborhood, and Breonna Taylor, a black emergency medical worker who was fatally shot by police serving a narcotics search warrant in Kentucky.

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