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Sports world reacts to school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

Sports world reacts to school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

by Associated Press

In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd didn’t want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. A young father, Jason Tatum of the Boston Celtics, called the news “devastating”.

The sports world reacted sharply on Tuesday to news that an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and killed at least 18 children.

It was the deadliest American grade school shooting since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, nearly a decade ago.

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“I’m fed up. I did too much. We’re going to play a game tonight. But I want everyone here, everyone who hears this, to talk about their child or grandson, mother or father, sister, brother Think in. How would you feel if this happened to you today?” –Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who urged Congress to mandate background checks for gun purchases before facing the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

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“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of loved ones lost and injured at Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough man!!! These are the kids and we keep harming them at school. Seriously” at school Like “where it’s supposed to be safest!” – LeBron James, in a tweet.

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“The news of what is happening not only in Texas but throughout our country is sad.” Mavericks coach Jason Kidd.

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“Uvalde, there are no right words. Our hearts are with you and all our neighbors who have been affected by today’s gruesome shooting.” — Statement from the San Antonio Spurs, via Twitter.

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“To the victims, their families and the entire Uvalde community, you are close to our hearts today and in the weeks to come.” — Statement from the Houston Texans, via Twitter.

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“Unimaginable and unimaginable. When I see my daughter my heart hurts for all the lost and their loved ones. A parent’s worst nightmare. Enough is enough. No more gun violence, no terrorism. It’s making sick.” – Seattle Storm forward Brenna Stewart.

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“When is that going to be enough? Sensitive murders, kids dying at gunpoint. It’s painful to see so many kids shaking hands with guns! Schools aren’t safe. Grocery stores aren’t safe. Kids killing kids. Gun laws protect.” Doing so can’t be more important than saving lives.” – Sports agent Rich Paul, who represents LeBron James, among others.

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“It breaks my heart to hear this news, no parent should ever lose a child. Praying for the families of those kids and the teacher…it’s devastating.” – Boston Celtics forward Jason Tatum.

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“The devastation doesn’t even begin to describe it. Terrible horrific news from Texas.” — Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt.

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“Tonight we play for Uvalde, Texas.” – Dallas Wings of the WNBA in a statement.

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“The man has to stop… Prayers for all the families in Texas.” – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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“When will we care about the safety of our children above all else? Children should not be shot in school. It is completely unacceptable that this is happening. These kids represent our nation’s future, our hopes, our dreams.” – New York Yankees pitcher Jack Britton.

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“We mourn with their families and friends and the entire community after this unspeakable tragedy.” – Dallas Mavericks public announcer Shawn Heath before the Warriors-Mavericks game.

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“Change must come.” – Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons.

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