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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr makes impassioned remarks after Texas school shooting

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Posted at 10:05 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 22:23:17-04

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr made impassioned remarks on Tuesday during a pregame press conference as he headed into Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

As Kerr became visibly emotional and upset he told reporters that Basketball questions didn't matter to him at that moment.

"Since we left shootaround, 14 children were killed, 400 miles from here. And a teacher," Kerr said as he commented on the shooting earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, ESPN reported.

The death toll rose to 19 children and two adults later on Tuesday, according to local authorities.

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"When are we going to do something," Kerr yelled, slamming his fists on the table. "I'm tired. I am so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there. I am so tired of the excuse, I am sorry, I am tired of the moments of silence. Enough!"

As ESPN reported, Kerr has long been outspoken against gun violence after his father was shot and killed in Beirut in 1984.