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The Internet Was Incredibly Moved By NBA Players' Speech About Racial Injustice

"Ali & Jackie would be proud."

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Last night at the ESPYs, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James kicked off the awards show by delivering a message about gun violence and racial justice.

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The players were vocal about the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

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And asked their fellow athletes to join a legacy of past professional athletes who were active in social justice.

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It was incredibly powerful.

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And apparently the four NBA players came up with the idea all on their own.

A lot of people on the internet loved their speech.

And were moved by their passionate words.

What an INCREDIBLE speech from the 4 most influential & popular athletes in the NBA!! #ESPYS

Overall, it was a great success.

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