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Before departing his press conference following the 76ers’ Thursday win against the Nuggets, coach Doc Rivers expressed pride in the impact athletes’ voices made on Julius Jones being granted clemency by Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt. On the day Jones was scheduled to be executed, Stitt instead changed Jones’ death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. “Years ago, one of the Fox News people said, ‘Shut up and dribble’ or whatever,” said Rivers, referring to Laura Ingraham’s comments about LeBron James speaking about politics. “You could make the case Blake Griffin, Trae Young, Steph Curry, Baker Mayfield just saved someone’s life. “I’m just really proud of our players — NFL too — for speaking up [when something is] wrong, and it’s so powerful when you see that. … He’s still in jail and there’s still a fight there, but he’s alive.”
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