NBA players react to Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal in Wisconsin

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Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother drove him from Antioch, Illinois, across state lines to Kenosha, Wisc., with his AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle, prior to a night of Black Lives Matter protests and civil unrest in Kenosha in the wake of a white police officer shooting and killing Jacob Blake, a Black man, in 2020. There, Rittenhouse shot and killed two men — Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26 — plus injured a third. Rittenhouse was put on trial for homicide with a total of five charges in the shootings; the defense argued the shootings were in self-defense. It was a case that touched on race and gun rights issues that have divided the nation.

On Friday, a mostly white jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

NBA players took to social media to react to the verdict.

NBA players react to Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal in Wisconsin originally appeared on NBCSports.com