Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is a champion in every sense of the word. This past Friday, he took time to honor the late Trayvon Martin—during their game at the Miami Heat’s Arlines Arena.
NBC Sports Bay Area’s Logan Murdock tweeted a photo of Kerr wearing an “I am Trayvon Martin” wristband during his postgame press conference at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, and Warriors’ head of PR Raymond Ridder announced that Kerr provided tickets for the family. In addition, Murdock reported that Kerr met with Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton after the game.
This comes as no surprise because Steve Kerr has been very outspoken on a number of political and social issues, one specifically has been gun control. Also, the two share a common thread of losing loved ones to gun violence. Kerr’s father, Malcolm, was murdered in 1984 in Lebanon while serving as president of the American University of Beirut.
It’s now been eight years since Martin was innocently shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.
During the post game conference, Steve shared: “It’s not easy,” Kerr admitted. “What do you say to somebody who’s lost a child in that manner? There’s not much I can say. Just try to do nice things for people and kind gestures go a long way.”