Here's the full video of LaVine's remarks, via Percy Allen of The Seattle Times:
— Percy Allen (@percyallen) June 5, 2020
The rally was held in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hand of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25. Floyd was a black man, Chauvin, who has since been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, a white man. The killing has sparked mass protests across the country and world, along with a chorus of voices calling for meaningful reform to combat systemic racism where it festers.
"We need to continue to share the right message, go out there and fight for each other and just be together," LaVine said. "As a community, we can also look to change things and be more involved with it. Go vote. I haven't been able to go and do that yet, but coming this November I am going to because I know it's gonna change something.
"Vote for things in our (Seattle) community, like our governor, you can vote for different sheriffs and things like that, obviously our presidency. Getting the right people to help us spread our message out there. Just be aware."
LaVine has made a habit of donating to organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, he's deploying his voice for another sound cause.
Bulls Zach LaVine at rally for social justice: Go vote originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago