Cavs, Kevin Love react to Derek Chauvin being found guilty of all counts in death of George Floyd

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Shortly after Tuesday’s verdict in the death of George Floyd, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love and the team itself issued comments about the outcome on social media.

Floyd’s death last May sparked outrage across the country, with NBA players among those passionately addressing the tragedy that took place during the league’s hiatus.

In the wake of Floyd’s death and the August shooting of Jacob Blake, an African-American man in Kenosha, Wis., the NBA took major strides in trying to combat racism. Blake’s shooting during play in the NBA bubble resulted in a brief stoppage of play in protest of the violence.

NBA teams had been alerted earlier this week of the possibility of having to postpone games had Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing Floyd, been found not guilty.

Given the emotions that have swirled over the period of Chauvin’s trial, it’s certain that other players and teams will offer their thoughts as well.

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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.