Stephen Jackson Says He’s Going To Take Care Of George Floyd’s Daughter Gianna: ‘I’m Going To Walk Her Down The Aisle’

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Former NBA champions Stephen Jackson was a close friend of George Floyd and has been offering powerful statements to the media since Floyd’s tragic death.

Jackson, who grew up with Floyd outside of Houston, addressed the media and demonstrators at Minneapolis city hall on Tuesday alongside Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna and her mother, Roxie Washington. The former NBA player addressed Washington and vowed to take care of Gianna and be there for both of them.

“But you know what, there’s a lot of stuff you said that he’s going to miss, that I’m going to be there for,” Jackson said, while turning to Washington. “I’m going to walk her down the aisle, I’m going to be there for her, I’m going to be there to wipe your tears. You hear what I’m saying? I’m going to be here for you and Gigi.

Floyd might not be here, but I’m here for her. I’m here to get justice, and we’re going to get justice for my brother. We’re not leaving. We’re going to keep fighting. We’re going to send my brother home in beautiful ways this week.”

Jackson has been joined by the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie among other current and former NBA players in Minneapolis during protests taking place over the past week and counting.

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