Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver is known for being one of the best shooters in the NBA. He’s made over 2000 three-pointers in his 14-year career and holds the NBA record for the highest three-point field goal percentage in a season (53.6%).
But on Thursday February 23, Korver took advantage of his platform as a professional basketball player by drawing a red X on his right hand. By doing this, Korver joined thousands of people across the country who were bringing awareness to human trafficking and slavery by joining the “End It Movement.”
— Kyle Korver (@KyleKorver) February 23, 2017
— Rubens (@rubensborges) February 24, 2017
Korver scored 20 points in the Cavs 119-104 win over the Knicks Thursday, but after the game, he wasn’t talking basketball, he was talking about that red X on his hand.
“The red X that I’m wearing, it’s on my clothes too, went all out today,” Korver told Cleveland.com. “One day a year, and literally thousands of people across the world, letting people know there’s over 27 million slaves in the world today.”
Korver, a devout Christian, tells Cleveland.com that he will continue to bring awareness and fight for those who can’t stand up for themselves. “I think it’s the fifth year, everyone putting on a red X and posting it on social media. Raising awareness. Just trying — I mean, people hear that number (27 million) and they’re like, ‘Man, are you serious? I didn’t know about that.'”
For more details on the ‘End It Movement’, check out their http://EnditMovement.com.
(photo credit: Erik Drost)