J.B. Bickerstaff says his daughter was afraid to go sleep due to Capitol Hill insurrection

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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff offered a sobering personal anecdote about how Wednesday’s chaotic mayhem at the U.S. Capitol affected the mental health of his young daughter.

Bickerstaff is in his first full year as head coach of the Cavaliers after taking over the position for the team’s final 11 games last season.

It’s clear that Bickerstaff was angry about the level of violence perpetrated during the chaos and how the actions of those involved ended up striking fear into his daughter.

The fact that President Donald Trump was connected to the protests likely didn’t escape Bickerstaff’s notice, even though his name wasn’t mentioned. The rioters were there to protest the certification of Joe Biden as the next president and took their anger to an extreme level.

Trump and his staff’s attitude toward movements like Black Lives Matter and the NBA protests that took place within the Orlando bubble have clearly resonated with both the league’s players and coaches.

Within the next two weeks, Trump will be replaced by Joe Biden, with the hope being that such horrific scenes won’t be repeated in the future for Bickerstaff’s daughter or any other child to witness.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.