Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been outspoken for years on America's growing problem of gun violence. On Wednesday in Miami, the team is hosting students from Parkland, Fla. before their game against the Heat.
"You try to put yourself in their shoes, and you can't imagine at any age," Kerr said to reporters, "but to have to go through that at 14, 15, 16 years old ... you imagine someone walking in right now and spraying us with a semi-automatic weapon, that's horrifying. They had to go through that.
"We have to decide as a country, do we want to do anything about that? The answer is pretty simple. In my mind, yes we want to do something about it. The fortunate thing is, the young people leading this drive are going to be a lot more impactful than old people like me."
Steve Kerr is hosting some students from Parkland at shootaround in Miami today. Here he is, again, with a detailed quote on the need for gun control. pic.twitter.com/XuyJOH35E9— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 27, 2019
Kerr sent a heartfelt message earlier this month to those affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The one-year anniversary was on Valentine's Day.
Warriors forward was also seen chatting with students during shootaround.
Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green chatting with some Parkland students after shootaround in Miami. pic.twitter.com/y8hgX82jvu— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 27, 2019
And really, it doesn't get much better than throwing down an alley-oop from Steph Curry.
Steph Curry tossing an alley oop to a student from Parkland pic.twitter.com/nDYEic3nt3— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 27, 2019
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Kerr's father Malcolm was assassinated by a gunman in 1984 outside his office at the American University of Beirut. He and several Warriors will continue speaking out against gun violence, and serving as much more than just an athlete.