The Los Angeles Lakers are the latest team to acknowledge the mass shooting that took place in Thousand Oaks on November 7th. Prior to their matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, both teams sported shirts that said “Enough.” on the front while listing the name of the victims on the back.
The two teams join the Clippers and Bucks who started the trend for the league when they first wore the warm-up shirts before their contest on Saturday. However, the Los Angeles Kings were the first team to do something in response to the shooting. Prior to their game against the Minnesota Wild, the Kings held a moment of silence for the victims while holding up signs on the bench that relayed the message of “Enough.”
When news of the tragedy broke, the organization, as well as its players, went to Twitter to offer their condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, families and those affected by the terrible tragedy last night in Thousand Oaks, CA.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 8, 2018
Prayers to the families in Thousand Oaks 🙏🏽
— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) November 8, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones last night in Thousand Oaks, CA!!!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💯 #LoveIsStrongerThanHate💪🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 8, 2018
We shouldn’t be scared to go out and have a little fun but that’s the society we live in now.. Prayers to everyone and families that have been involved up in #ThousandOaks 🙏🏽
— kuz (@kylekuzma) November 9, 2018
Against the Hawks, the Lakers took action by allowing their voices to be heard and honoring the victims of the shooting.
#Lakers PA reads the name of each victim of the #ThousandOaks shooting pic.twitter.com/KthwgpjVLa
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) November 12, 2018
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 12, 2018