Michael Jordan says that he stands with those who are highlighting the "ingrained racism" in the United States following the death of George Floyd.
The six-time NBA champion made the rare political statement via social media.
"I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry," said Jordan.
"I see and feel everyone's pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.
"I don't have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability. Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change. Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.
"My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice."
George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minnesota last week. Police officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, was pictured kneeling on the unarmed man's neck as he struggled to breathe.