A fatal police shooting last summer has birthed a year-long movement. Its supporters intend to make sure the death of a young man who was killed by Walnut Creek officers while suffering a mental health crisis will not be in vain. The Walnut Creek Police Department is continuing to evolve the way they handle mental health calls as the victim’s family pushes for law enforcement to be removed from those scenarios altogether.
During a recent virtual class for Malcolm X Academy, a predominately Black elementary school in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, Codion Isom asked his group of kindergarteners if they knew which Warriors player was 32 years old, 6-foot-3 and married to Ayesha. Referencing Warriors players is one of the ways the first-year teacher is able to hold his students’ attention. Can you tell me what player that is?
Other than the Lakers (the only team with two of the league’s top six players), every team to advance to the conference finals has at least five players who have been on their respective team for three seasons. Unsurprisingly, the Nuggets led all playoff teams in this measure. Though offseason headlines are dominated by trades and free-agent signings, NBA coaches, front offices and players maintain that nothing can replace chemistry.