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Kerr, Lin react to Atlanta murders, violence on Asian Americans

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Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed on Tuesday night in an attack on three Atlanta-area spas. The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, is a 21-year-old white man.

The deadly attack of domestic terror is one of the latest examples of violence toward Asian Americans throughout the United States.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr and NBA veteran Jeremy Lin took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn the killings and violence against Asian Americans.

Lin, who is Asian American and grew up in the Bay Area, urged fellow Asian Americans to keep fighting for change and to not lose hope. 

Kerr never is quiet on topics of social and racial injustices, and is an advocate for gun control. His father, Malcolm, was shot and killed by two gunmen in 1984 when he served as the president of the American University of Beirut. 

Lin recently finished a G League stint with the Warriors' Santa Cruz affiliate where he averaged 19.8 points over nine games in the Orlando bubble. No matter what happens for Lin next regarding his NBA career, he continues to be a strong voice for Asian Americans, and Wednesday is just the latest example.

Former Warriors Baron Davis and Shaun Livingston also took to Twitter to stand up for Asian Americans and condemn these violent acts. 

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