As many in Wisconsin took to the streets to protest systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was standing alongside them, passing out water, wearing an "I can't breathe" T-shirt and offering words of encouragement.
"This is our city, man," Antetokounmpo said while speaking to the crowd. "We got to come out here and support. This is not the Bucks ... This is the community. We want peace. We want justice. And that's why we're out here. That's what we're going to do today. That's why I'm going to march with you guys."
Brown currently has a lawsuit pending against the Milwaukee Police Department following an alleged attack in which officers tackled, tased and arrested him in January 2018 for a parking violation. Brown was never charged with a crime and has since rejected settlement offers from the city.
According to Ben Steele of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the players arrived at the protest in U-Haul trucks packed with food and drinks to provide to demonstrators throughout the day.
In a video taken at the protest, Antetokounmpo can be seen addressing the crowd.
Later in the day the Bucks announced it would hold a protest in support of social justice outside Fiserv Forum on Sunday afternoon. Players, coaches, management, ownership and additional staff are expected to attend.
Antetokounmpo has remained in Milwaukee during the NBA's hiatus following the birth of his first child in February.