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Sport Stephen Jackson pledges to support George Floyd's daughter: 'I'm gonna walk her down the aisle'

10:56  03 june  2020
10:56  03 june  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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3:42 PM PT -- Stephen Jackson just made a promise to George Floyd ' s family -- that he will step in and do everything he can to be a father figure for George 's 6-year-old daughter . " I ' m gonna be there for her," Jackson said to Floyd ' s family Tuesday in Minneapolis. " I ' m gonna walk her down the aisle .

Watch CBSN Live. Mother of George Floyd ' s 6-year-old daughter speaks out: "This is what those officers took". By Victoria Albert. "There's a lot of stuff you said that he's gonna miss — that I ' m gonna be there for," he told Washington at the press conference. " I ' m gonna walk her down the aisle .

Former NBA wing Stephen Jackson has been one of the most outspoken voices in sports on the death of George Floyd, citing his close friendship with the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody has sparked protests across the country.

a person wearing a costume: Stephen Jackson is willing to step in as a father figure for the daughter of his fallen friend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Stephen Jackson is willing to step in as a father figure for the daughter of his fallen friend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Calling Floyd his “twin,” Jackson has recalled always meeting up with Floyd when visiting Houston and receiving genuine support from the man during his career.

Now, with Floyd gone, Jackson pledged at Minneapolis City Hall that he would support Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna while appearing with her mother, Roxie Washington.

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 George Floyd, the © Provided by Le Point He had left Texas to start a new life in Minneapolis, in the north of USA . But George Floyd, the black American described as a generous man, who lost his job during the pandemic crisis, died face down, his neck under the knee of a white police officer. "Everyone loved my brother," said Philonese Floyd Tuesday, the day after the death that sparked protests in several cities and rekindled calls to end "systemic" racism in America. "He's a gentle giant," he told CNN .

George Floyd Daughter 's Mother Gets Emotional He Won't Get to Walk Gianna Down the Aisle !!! Roxie Washington had tears streaming down her face Tuesday as she stood alongside 6-year-old Stephen Jackson To George Floyd ' s Daughter ' I 'll Walk You Down the Aisle One Day'.

Floyd ' s daughter Gianna was standing by her mother, who choked back tears as she demanded justice He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle . Stephen Jackson , a friend of George Floyd , speaks during a news conferenceCredit: AP:Associated Press.

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"There's a lot of stuff you said that he's gonna miss — that I'm gonna be there for," he told Washington at the press conference. "I'm gonna walk her down the aisle. I'm gonna be there for her. I'm gonna be here to wipe your tears. I'm gonna 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 gonna get justice for my brother."

"We're not leaving, we're gonna keep fighting, we're gonna send [Floyd] home in beautiful ways this week," he added. "But I'm telling you: We are not leaving, we are gonna demand justice."

Jackson isn’t the only one supporting Floyd’s family, as a GoFundMe set up by Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd has raised more than $11 million as of Tuesday night. Of course, supporting a child requires more than money, and Jackson is clearly close with Gianna:

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The mother of George Floyd ' s daughter has broken down in tears speaking about the milestone moments the father who was killed by police will miss. With six-year-old Gianna at her side, Roxie Washington lamented her daughter no longer has a father. "This is what those officers took from me

The grieving mother of George Floyd ' s daughter on Tuesday demanded justice for him, saying he was a good father who did He will never walk her down the aisle .” Washington was flanked by family lawyers and close family friend Stephen Jackson , a former National Basketball Association player

Jackson has spoken out at every opportunity in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, calling for the arrest and conviction of not just Derek Chauvin — the fired Minneapolis police officer who was caught on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck — but the three other officers involved in Floyd’s death.

The 14-year NBA veteran has been joined by athletes and other figures from across sports in seeking police reform and action against institutional racism.

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