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Utah Jazz players have heard criticism of boycott, but they point to progress already made — with more to come

Donovan Mitchell
Posted at 3:56 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 23:46:29-04

While the Utah Jazz sat out of Thursday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, just as the rest of the NBA did the day before, they heard the criticism, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

They heard fans who didn’t understand what they were doing it for. They heard the fans who said it wouldn’t bring about change. They heard the fans that said that they were making mountains out of molehills, or that Jacob Blake’s shooting was justified.

Donovan Mitchell has a message for those people.

“If I show my driver’s license, I may get out of a ticket. But at the end of the day, the little kid in the inner city, a little kid who was going five miles over the speed limit, should not fear for his life. Sleeping in your own home, you shouldn’t have to fear for your life because of where you live. You shouldn’t be behind the eight-ball because of where you grew up, education wise. There are so many different things, obstacles we have to overcome, that have been pushed to the back burner,” Mitchell said.

Click here to read the full article on The Salt Lake Tribune.