OAKLAND -- After spending much of Thursday reading about the deadly mass shooting the previous night in Southern California, Warriors coach Steve Kerr made a depressing but all too conceivable prediction.
"We're going to have a moment of silence out here tonight," Kerr said prior to tipoff against the Milwaukee Bucks. "We had one last week, I think. We're probably going to have one next week.
"That's the reality until we do something about it."
The most publicized mass shooting earlier this month occurred last Friday at a yoga studio in Florida, where the gunman shot seven people, killing two, before killing himself.
There were far more casualties in the shooting Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks: 13 dead, including the gunman, two wounded.
"It's just horrifying and so sad for the families involved," Kerr said. "For the young who lost their lives, it's devastating, too, for everybody. I just feel devastated for the victims and their families."
Kerr is a noted gun safety advocate and has addressed the subject countless times. His father, Malcolm, was a victim of gun violence, shot by multiple terrorists in Beirut in 1984.
The Thousand Oaks massacre is the 307th mass shooting in the United States this year, according to gunviolencearchive.org website. There have been 13 over the past 12 days, resulting in 34 deaths.