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Warriors coach Steve Kerr on cop who knelt on neck of black man in Minnesota: ‘This is murder’

Steve Kerr is not holding back his thoughts on the death of a black man in Minneapolis on Monday night.

“This is murder,” the Warriors head coach tweeted on Tuesday of the video that shows a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the man’s neck to the point where he says he can’t breathe.

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“Disgusting. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with US????”

The FBI and state police are investigating the death of the man who has been identified by the lawyer hired by his family as George Floyd.

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The police initially ruled the cause of Floyd’s death as a “medical incident during police interaction." But as outrage spread across the country, the four officers involved were fired by the Minneapolis Police Department less than 24 hours after the incident.

"My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts,” Floyd said in the video shared on social media early Tuesday as bystanders called on the officer to get off him. “Water or something, please. I can’t breathe.”

“This abusive, excessive and inhumane use of force cost the life of a man who was being detained by the police for questioning about a non-violent charge," Floyd’s lawyer Ben Crump said in a statement.

Cops were called because Floyd fit the description of a suspect in a forgery case.

The scene reminded many of the death of Eric Garner, a black man in Staten Island who died in 2014 while being arrested by a white police officer who put him in a chokehold. The officer, Daniel Pantaleo, was not indicted by a Staten Island grand jury but was later fired by the NYPD. Garner’s last words were: “I can’t breathe.”

The death of Garner led multiple NBA players — including superstars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving — to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts during pre-game warmups before a December 2014 game. The players were not fined by the league.

James weighed in on Tuesday night, sharing side-by-side images of the police officer kneeling on Lloyd’s neck and Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, caption with “This... is why.” on his Instagram.

“Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you?? 🤦🏾‍♂️ #StayWoke👁,” James wrote.

Kaepernick shared the same image on his Instagram stories.

WNBA great Lisa Leslie also shared the same image to her Twitter account.

“If anybody that follows me is not outraged about these senseless attacks on BLACK MEN, please stop following me,” Leslie wrote. "If your spirit is not disturbed, please stop following me! This inflicted Pain but it will never inflict FEAR... sorry, were not made like that! #BlackMenMatter

The outspoken Kerr has been a leading white voice in the fight against police brutality against minorities in the U.S.

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“Unarmed black people are being killed indiscriminately around the country," Kerr said in 2016 after the fatal shooting of unarmed Terence Crutcher by a white cop in Tulsa.

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