Early on, as the news first got out, the Belcher’s name was withheld from the media, as is reflected in Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson’s tweet.
“I’m here, you’re here, we’re all here because a young man in a high-profile position, for whatever reasons, felt the end of the world had come and he had to act in the way he did. What kind of burden was he under to do that? What is it like to be unable to go to dinner without people getting in your face and calling you scum and loser and everything else?
“There are more factors we can fathom in a conversation about this. All things are factors in what happens in our lives. And sometimes we get a little bit overboard in what we do. I don’t know what happened here, none of us do. There’s only one person who does, and unfortunately he’s unable to tell us. But the bottom line is we as a society and as a city have to recognize when we’re talking about people . . . we’re talking about real, honest to God people, and they have lives and feelings.”