NBA.com senior writer takes a shot at Chicago’s gun violence ahead of Bulls game

November 11, 2018 0 By Today news

An NBA.com senior writer tweeted on Saturday a suggestion that’s not likely to sit well with many Chicagoans.

Writer Steve Aschburner suggested in a tweet the Milwaukee Bucks “need to come up with something for next Friday when they host the Bulls, but squeezing years’ worth of Chicago shooting victims onto a crate full of T-shirts would be tough. .”

Aschburner, who also contributes to the conservative online magazine The Federalist, offered that commentary while sharing a tweet from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bucks beat reporter Matt Velasquez. His photo showed Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers players wearing T-shirts during pregame warmups emblazoned with “ENOUGH” along with the names of the Thousand Oaks shooting victims on the back.

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The Bulls play the Bucks in Milwaukee on Nov. 16.

The tweet drew hundreds of negative responses.

One user called it a “stupid tweet,” saying “it deflects from the issue the players are speaking [to,] and it ignores the context in which violence happens in Chicago.”

The city’s gun violence epidemic — which has seen more than 2,000 people wounded and 400 killed so far this year — is often a talking point of conservative media.

Earlier this month, a Wisconsin man who is a decorated military veteran, was sentenced in federal court to three years in prison for selling the gun used to kill Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.

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