While the murder of Stephon Clark has rocked American media, the shockwaves have been felt throughout the NBA and especially with the Sacramento Kings.
When the unarmed Clark, 22, was gunned down by police in Sacramento nearly two weeks ago, we saw an outpour of protests across the country, with one of the biggest being during a recent Kings game against the Boston Celtics. As a result of these protests, one of which delayed Sacramento’s matchup against the Hawks, the Kings announced new security protocols via their Twitter account.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) March 29, 2018
The Kings will abide by these new security protocols effective immediately in order to ensure the public’s safety. The murder of Stephon Clark has closely impacted the NBA at different levels and these new levels of security are only the latest example.
However, along with the advanced security, the Kings also plan to do something very special for Clark and his family. According to SacBee’s Jason Jones, the Kings will start an education fund for Clark’s two young sons.
I’d spoken to some Kings privately about the desire to set an education fund for Clark’s children and that’s going to happen
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) March 29, 2018
This is an extremely admirable act from the Kings and their players but id far from the first example of support for Stephon Clark. Players such as Garrett Temple, Matt Barnes, and DeMarcus Cousins are all involved in efforts to help Clark’s family as much as they can.