Ghanaian British International former basketball player Pops Mensah-Bonsu has joined the Black Lives Matter Protests that has enveloped the United States of America in recent weeks.
The retired Power Forward joined NBA Gatorade League side Capital City Go-Go to demonstrate in Washington DC; Capital City is the development league affiliate side of NBA franchise Washington Wizards.
Mensah-Bonsu is the General Manager of Capital City and was present at a protest with players of the team. The 6 foot 9 inch ex player was spotted on a bicycle with a nose mask on at the protest.
Members of the team displayed placards with messages in support of the movement including “Black Lives Matter” and “Say Their Names”; the latter message is in reference to unarmed African-Americans who have been killed by the Police.
After graduating from George Washington University with a degree in Psychology, Mensah-Bonsu had a nine year playing career at multiple European teams. He played in the NBA for Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks.
Mensah-Bonsu was born to Ghanaian parents in England and represented the country at the 2012 Olympics.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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