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Kyle Kuzma wears ‘Shoot hoops … Not people’ shirt to Team USA camp

Kyle Kuzma arrived at Team USA basketball camp this week wearing a shirt featuring a message in response to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.

The Los Angeles Lakers star arrived at camp in a shirt that bore the concise yet powerful motto, “Shoot hoops … not people.”

Kuzma will certainly find countless like-minded people at Team USA camp who strongly agree with his shirt’s sobering message, including head coach Gregg Popovich, who continues to be among the NBA’s outspoken individuals when it comes to addressing social and political issues.

Reacting to the mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Popovich did not hold back in condemning the inaction of those in power following massacres like the those that occurred over the weekend.

Steve Kerr, another outspoken NBA coach when it comes to such issues who will serve as an assistant at the FIBA World Cup, echoed Popovich’s sentiments, calling out the country’s “gutless leadership” who fail to address gun violence and mass shootings.

In other words, the message featured on Kuzma’s shirt was greeted with solemn approval by Team USA leadership.