translated from Spanish: NBA raises voice after atlanta violence

The NBA and some of its biggest figures, including LeBron James, on Wednesday condemned violence against Asian-born Americans following Tuesday’s shootings near Atlanta in which eight people were killed. The alleged assailant, a 21-year-old white American, acknowledged responsibility for the attacks left by eight dead in several massage parlors, including six women of Asian origin, but denied that his motive was racism, police reported.
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The crime took place against him against the back of growing concerns among the American population of Asian origin, which denounces an increase in racist aggression against them since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

LeBron James, the star of the Los Angeles Lakers, denounced the attack as «simply absurd and tragic.» Read more: VIDEO. This answered Cuauhtémoc Blanco to Henry Martin’s celebrations in the National Classic»My condolences to the families of all the victims and the entire Asian community for what happened,» said four-time NBA champion in Twitter.La himself issued a statement to denounce that «the tragic events of last night in Atlanta are part of a disturbing increase in violence and discrimination against Americans of Asian origin.» Today and every day, we support the Asian community and condemn all acts of hatred and racism,» the American basketball league stressed. Veteran baseman Jeremy Lin, who has been denouncing the increase in this type of discrimination in recent months, said crime in Atlanta is «heartbreaking.» Read more: This said Jaime Lozano prior to Mexico’s debut in the Concacaf Pre-Olympic»For my Asian-American family, please take some time for mourning, but know that she is loved, considered and IMPORTANT. We have to keep getting up, talking, joining and fighting for change. We can’t give up hope!», Lin wrote on Twitter.

My condolences goes out to the families of all the victims and the entire Asian community tonight on what transpired in Atlanta at the Aromatherapy Spa. Coward a** young man!! Just senseless and tragic!! ❤️ — LeBron James (@KingJames)
March 17, 2021

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