Donovan Mitchell Goes on Anti-Playoffs Rant After Seeing Latest Police Shooting of Black Man

Brad Sullivan
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell offered an angry social media comment in response to the Sunday shooting of an African-American man by police in Kenosha, Wis.

The shooting of Jacob Blake came in the wake of police responding to a domestic disturbance. Blake was severely wounded from multiple shots to the back and remains in serious condition.

As a result of the shooting, protests erupted in Kenosha and have also led to a flood of comments on social media.

The shooting is the latest incident involving police firing on an unarmed Black man. Earlier this year, the killing of George Floyd led the NBA and league’s players to create greater awareness of issues like systemic racism and police brutality.

Mitchell’s anger came after he put together a remarkably clutch performance and led the Jazz to a 129-127 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of their playoff series.

Contributing 51 points, seven assists and four rebounds, Mitchell also hit some key baskets down the stretch to help the Jazz take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series.

The Jazz will look to close out their series on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the NBA postseason.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.