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Watch again: Cleveland Cavaliers discuss racial injustice and creating positive change: City Club of Cleveland forum

Members of the Cavs leadership are addressing ways the team is making change.
Credit: AP
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff gives instructions to players in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers spoke out Friday about racial injustice and its impact on sports.

The conversation was part of a forum hosted by the City Club of Cleveland at that highlighted “a conversation on social justice, racial equity and what the Cavaliers are doing to create positive change.” You can watch the forum at the bottom of this story.

“The Cavaliers, one of only two NBA teams with both a Black head coach and general manager, have a long-standing respect and appreciation for diversity and inclusion,” according to a press release from the City Club of Cleveland. 

“The team has one of the highest minority full staff percentages across all major league sports, as well as ranking in the NBA’s top five franchises for women and women of color at the Vice President level and above.”

The following people within the Cavs management team are featured in the forum:

  • Koby Altman, General Manager
  • J.B. Bickerstaff, Head Coach
  • Kevin Clayton, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

"We believe All for One really does mean ALL," the Cavs released in a statement after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

 "Thus, ALL of us, both individually and as organizations and communities, have a responsibility to speak up and try to influence and help end horrible situations and outcomes like this. Let’s all respond with a sense of urgency and deeper determination to make life better and work towards a world where everyone feels safe.”

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