Sitting on a sidewalk at the memorial to George Floyd at 38th Street and Chicago Ave., Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie and assistant strength and conditioning coach Kurt Joseph both said they didn’t want to watch the full video of Floyd’s death that took place steps from where they sat.
There was too much pain, too much trauma for them as Black men tied up in what happened and what they knew was in that video. But eventually both watched it.
“I didn’t want to let all my emotions out at that point in time,” Okogie said.
“We don’t necessarily know how traumatic it is to hold that trauma to ourselves …” Joseph said.