Many around the country were glued to the television when it was announced that the jury had reached a verdict in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. If you do not know, Zimmerman killed the 17-year old in self defense, while Martin was only walking down the street eating skittles and wearing his hood up. Just like all of us, lots of NBA players were also tuned in to see if Martin would get his justice.
Turns out, Zimmerman walked out a free man and was announced innocent by the jury.
Look below at what some players around the association thought of what occurred tonight as the Zimmerman trial came to an end.
Not guilty wow smh
— cj watson (@quietstorm_32) July 14, 2013
But Ocho Cinco went to jail for….nah I’m chillin !! — Marshon S. Brooks (@Marshon2) July 14, 2013
America justice system is a joke.
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) July 14, 2013
Knew Zimmerman was walkin!
— Jordan Craig Hill (@jordanchill43) July 14, 2013
Our Judicial system failed us today not an black or white thing but an right thing you heard the case….#Crazy#Bogus — Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) July 14, 2013
I don’t understand the law…. — Aaron Brooks (@Thirty2zero) July 14, 2013
Zimmerman got off? that’s crazyyy
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 14, 2013
As you can see, many, if not all were shocked with the verdict. As it surprised all of us, it seemed like it shook a lot of NBA players to their core. Many questioned the judicial system and Zimmerman overall. Also, it makes you re-think a lot of things to when a young child gets shot, as some players have one.
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