Protests over racial injustice and police brutality continue daily across the country after the death of George Floyd. Many athletes have been involved in them, showing that they will not tolerate racism in their communities.
Knicks leader Allan Houston was among them, and was once again seen among the demonstrators marching on Monday. By posting her story on Instagram, you can hear Houston singing “I can’t breathe,” the words Floyd said while a Minneapolis police officer’s knee was prone to his neck for about nine minutes.
Houston has talked a lot about the “Black Lives Matter” movement since it posted many times on its Instagram and was seen in New York City with its daughter Rowan, praying “with other leaders of the New York faith” last week.
Houston isn’t the only Knick to take action, with Dennis Smith Jr. among those athletes who marched in protests. He did it at home in Fayetteville, NC, with rapper and close friend J. Cole.
While Houston is vocal on the matter, its status within the Knicks organization is not consolidated with new team president Leon Rose making changes to the front office. However, SNY’s Ian Begley has reported that he is a strong candidate for staying with the team because of his relationship with Rose previously, and being close to owner James Dolan.