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Three Recent ESPN Stories:
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins Scott Van Pelt to discuss the recent protests in the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Abdul-Jabbar encourages people of all ages to get out and make a friend, because he thinks everyone shares the same belief that the U.S. is a great country, and also encourages people to ignore skin color.
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.