Former 76ers All-Star and head coach Maurice Cheeks wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune detailing his previous experience with a police officer in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police and the resulting protests across the country.
After being let go as the Sixers’ head coach in 2008, Cheeks said he went down to Miami. Despite his innocence, more policemen arrived on the scene and Cheeks’ only option was to stay calm if he didn’t want the situation to escalate.
“I didn’t want to remain calm – I wanted to scream and resist.”
12 years ago, Maurice Cheeks went for a simple bike ride.