The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings have announced their plans to host a summit targeting social injustice, as stated in a press release on NBA.com.
The Sacramento Kings will host “Team Up for Change” with the Milwaukee Bucks – a daylong summit convened to address social injustice presented by Kaiser Permanente. The summit will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Golden 1 Center beginning at 9:00 AM, before the Bucks take on the Kings in Sacramento that evening.
Also included in the press release is that the event will include a keynote appearance by legendary Atlanta rapper-producer Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, one half of the highly influential hip hop duo Outkast, who will also perform at halftime of the Kings-Bucks game that night.
Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé had the following to say regarding the summit:
“We believe it is our responsibility to use our platform to make the world a better place starting right here with our communities. Basketball has the power to bring people together by bridging racial, gender and economic divides. Through the ‘Team Up for Change’ effort we are committed to continuing to work with the community to support and encourage collective action for change.”
One of the especially pertinent attendees listed for the summit is Mark Thomsen, the attorney representing Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown, who was tased and arrested by the Milwaukee Police Department in January 2018, subsequently filing a lawsuit on the grounds of police brutality.