Kyrie Irving Buys House for George Floyd's Family | 22 Words

Brooklyn Nets star, Kyrie Irving, bought a house for the family of the late George Floyd and the gesture has got everyone talking...

The world changed forever on May 25th 2020 when George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was ruthlessly killed by police officers.

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And it caused global outrage.

The forty-six-year-old father was arrested and forced to the ground...

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back. After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive. An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to the hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

George died unlawfully at the hands of these officers.

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The independent autopsy confirmed that he had passed away as a result of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure." This pressure had cut off blood flow to his brain, the autopsy concluded.

This kind of unjust police brutality towards Black men and women has been happening for centuries now...

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But George's death sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people began taking to the streets in protest...

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And they were all marching for one thing: For the end of blatant racism and injustice in this country.

The increased awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement was ultimately triggered by the protestors...

And still, to this very day, justice is being demanded not only for George Floyd, but also for so many other Black people who have died at the hands of racism and law enforcement.

In the days following the incident...

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There was an overwhelming demand for the 4 police officers involved - Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao - to face criminal charges for their actions.

The day after George's death, it was announced that all 4 officers had been fired...

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And after an overwhelming surge of anger and protest, the officers were arrested just days later.

Justice was finally served.

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Derek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George's neck, was arrested and charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter. His bond was set at $50,000 before he faced an upgraded charge of second-degree murder, according to Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar.

And alongside his charge of second-degree murder...

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Derek went on to be charged with 9 felony counts of aiding and abetting tax fraud in Washington County, Minn, according to the Minnesota Reformer.

Even though the officers responsible are now behind bars,

And the awareness of racism is bigger than ever...

Floyd's family still have to live and deal with the devastating loss.

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Something that will never get easier.

In the wake of his death, many people came forward offering to help in anyway possible.

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For instance, a GoFundMe page was set up in George Floyd's honor to help provide for the needs of his daughter Gianna Floyd.

The page read, "Because of her father's tragic murder due to police brutality, Gianna will now go through life without her dad."

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"In addition, their family has lost their provider, and will no doubt suffer financial hardship after this tragic loss."

At the time of writing, the page has currently over 2 million dollars in donations.

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Thanks to the generosity of strangers.

But that's not the only form of generosity the family has experienced.

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As it has been revealed this week that one celeb bought them a house.

The gesture came courtesy of Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving.

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The news was initially revealed by former NBA player Stephen Jackson in an interview with Etan Thomas.

Jackson was appearing on an episode of The Rematch at the time: "I think the fact that she's getting so much love, not just from us, but from people all over the world," he said of Floyd's daughter. 

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"I'm just continuing to do what I said I was going to do, I said 'I was going to be my brother's keeper' and take care of his daughter and make sure her next days are her best days."

"I had a lot of my friends -- Kyrie Irving bought them a house," he added.

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This was then confirmed to CBS News, with a publicist for Irving saying that the star "just wanted to help."

Irving spoke about the generous gift during a news conference, saying: "I just want to keep continuing to fulfill our purpose in serving a lot of the underserved communities."

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"Those don't necessarily get the same attention from just others around. So, just trying to do my part with service, that's all."

What an incredible gesture. If you want to educate yourself more on the BLM movement, scroll on...