Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul bemoan Terence Crutcher's death

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It seems the protests of NFL players throughout America have fallen on deaf ears. While their actions against the national anthem have come under media scrutiny, the message they are trying to relay has been ignored.

Graphic footage was released on Tuesday of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, being gunned down by a police officer in Tulsa, OK.

The 40-year-old, whose car had broken down, was first tasered by officials before being shot. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

NBA stars have spoken out in support of the NFL players in their fight against social justice, and many took to social media yesterday to express their dismay as another black male lost his life to the people who are supposed to 'protect and serve' the community. 

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook posted a long message on Instagram where he prayed his car did not break down, or that he was 'in the wrong place at the wrong time' as he is 'big and brown'.

That reference comes from the video of the incident where an officer describes Crutcher as looking like a 'big bad man'.

Rajon Rondo's also posted a powerful message on the same platform, saying it is a crime to be black while Chris Paul simply posted on Twitter that enough is enough and America needs to do better.

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