George Floyd’s death while in police custody Monday caused outrage across Minnesota and the nation, and hit close to home for former Warriors forward Stephen Jackson.

Jackson and Floyd were close friends, and even had a nickname for each other: "Twin."

"This is what I gotta wake up to, huh?" a visibly emotional Jackson said in a video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday. "This is what I gotta wake up to. Floyd was my brother, man. We called each other "Twin," bruh. Everybody know me and Floyd called each other "Twin." My brother was only out there in Minnesota, he was changing his life, he went to Minnesota, he was driving trucks. I just sent him two, three boxes of clothes. My boy was doing what he was supposed to do, man, and y'all go kill my brother, man. I'm on my way to Minnesota, man. Whatever I can do, can't let this ride, dog. Y'all not going to be mad until it hits your front door. Bull---t."

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday for their involvement in the death of Floyd, who was 46.

Including the video, Jackson posted 10 times about Floyd on Tuesday.

Jackson and Floyd grew up together in the Houston, Texas area.

As you can see by the emotion on Jackson's face and in his voice, he lost a brother Monday.


Jackson lost his twin.

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