LeBron James, Steve Kerr, sports world reacts to school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: ‘Enough is enough’

LeBron James, Steve Kerr, sports world reacts to school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: ‘Enough is enough’

The sports world reacted quickly Tuesday to the news of the deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

The shooting left 19 children and two adults dead — the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.

Before his team’s Game 4 playoff matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr didn’t want to talk about basketball. Kerr spoke emotionally about the shooting during his pregame press conference.

“When are we going to do something? I’m tired,” Kerr said. “I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there. I’m so tired. Excuse me. I’m sorry. I’m tired of the moments of silence. Enough.”

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James reacted to the news angrily on Twitter:

James tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones loss & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough, man!!! These are kids, and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously, “AT SCHOOL” where it’s suppose to be the safest!”

After the Warriors lost to the Mavericks, guard Damion Lee expressed his frustration and made a comparison.

“It’s just sad,” Lee said. “Obviously everyone saw Steve’s (Kerr) pregame presser. Those are my exact same sentiments. It’s sad the world that we live in. We need to reform that. Guns shouldn’t be as easily accessible … like it’s easier to get a gun than baby formula right now. That’s unbelievable in this country that we live in.”

Lee continued, “I don’t like bringing things on myself, but I have a kid now. Me and my wife were talking before the game just about how scary it is. … You have a child, obviously not old enough to go to school, but when that does happen how crazy the world is.”

Many other teams and athletes around the world took to social media to express their frustration and offer support for those affected by the shooting:

— Aron Yohannes

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