Ex-NBA star Stephen Jackson mourns the death of his 'twin' George Floyd – WARNING: NSFW langauge ahead


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George Floyd’s death while in police custody on Monday has stirred up a massive public outcry against police brutality both in Minneapolis where it happened and across the country.

The four officers who arrested Floyd have yet to be publicly identified but have since been fired by the Minneapolis police department.

One of the people who was deeply affected by Floyd’s death was former NBA star Stephen Jackson, who grew up in Texas — Floyd was a Houston native.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, a visibly upset Jackson explained that he was close friends with Floyd and even called him his “twin” (WARNING: There’s some NSFW language ahead).

This is what I gotta wake up to. Floyd was my brother, man. We called each other “Twin,” bruh. Everybody know me and Floyd called each other “Twin.” My brother was only out there in Minnesota, he was changing his life, he went to Minnesota, he was driving trucks. I just sent him two, three boxes of clothes. My boy was doing what he was supposed to do, man, and y’all go kill my brother, man. I’m on my way to Minnesota, man. Whatever I can do, can’t let this ride, dog. Y’all not going to be mad until it hits you front door. Bull (expletive).”

Jackson followed up by posting photos of Floyd on his Instagram account:

Well wishes to Floyd’s family and friends, including Jackson, as they all try to get through this tough time.

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