Anthony Rizzo, Ben Simmons, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and more offer their support for March For Our Lives rallies

Jay Asser 20:21 25/03/2018
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Washington D.C. was one of many cities to hold a March For Our Lives rally.

While hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets to take a stand against gun violence in the ‘March For Our Lives’ rallies across the country, many in the sports world put their support behind the protesters.

The rallies on Saturday aimed to influence lawmakers to bring about stricter gun-control measures after several mass murders in the United States due to gun violence, including the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead on February 14.

Several athletes and members of the sports world got behind the movement by joining protesters on the street and by speaking up on social media.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2007, posted a picture of him and his family at one of the rallies in Florida.

In the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons wore a March Four Lives T-shirt during warm-ups before the game against Minnesota.

“For me growing up in Australia, I think there was a gun ban way back in the day where they bought back the guns and there hasn’t been any major shootings and no one carries around guns,” Simmons said. “You want kids to feel safe going to school.”

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, meanwhile, posted a picture of himself wearing a March For Our Lives T-shirt on Instagram.

Wade visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the tragedy, with one of the Parkland victims buried in his jersey.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony helped by sending over 4,500 kids from Baltimore to the march in Washington D.C., while New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft flew families of the Parkland victims and other students to the nation’s capital on the team plane.

Others who voiced their support included Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.

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