Images from the Jayhawks game against the Hoyas at Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
Bill Self discusses 75-70 road victory vs. Georgetown.
Brannen Greene and Kelly Oubre discuss victory at Georgetown.
Washington, D.C. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self did not notice that Georgetown’s players wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during pre-game warmups Wednesday in Verizon Center.
The shirts quote the final words of Eric Garner, a New York city native who died in July after a police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest. On Dec. 3, a grand jury declined to indict the officer, sparking protests.
“I didn’t know until after the game,” said Self, who doesn’t arrive to the bench until just a few minutes before tip, thus didn’t see the Hoyas’ warm-up drills with the shirts. “It’s a pretty strong stance. I think it’s pretty good. It shows a lot of solidarity amongst their unit. I don’t see anything negative with it at all.”
Noted KU’s Kelly Oubre Jr.: “It was a powerful statement guys collectively made to emphasize (their feelings). I respect them for doing that. They did it as a team. It was something good to watch.”