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Steve Kerr is much more than a basketball coach. The man who leads the Warriors has been a leader in speaking out on America's constant issue with gun violence. 

After the Warriors' loss to the Blazers on Wednesday night in Portland, Kerr reflected on the issue once again. One year ago, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2018, 14 children died in a mass shooting a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

Here's Kerr's message to the young activists fighting for better gun laws in our country:

Kerr participated in March For Our Lives last year, a grass-roots demonstration in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting. Less than two weeks before the march, he addressed a town hall in Newark, where he said: “There are many things to debate, but kids getting murdered...that’s not up for debate.”

In 1984 Kerr's father, Malcolm, was assassinated by a gunman while serving as President at the American University of Beirut. 

 

“When my dad died, I was 18. I was still, relatively, a kid, just beginning to grow up. And it shaped the way I thought about the world," Kerr said to NBC Sports Bay Area. "It disillusioned me in many ways. And everything that’s happened since, I’ve always had the big-picture, global perspective in mind.”

As the Warriors continue their run for a three-peat, the man who leads the team sitting on the bench will continue standing up for what's more important in life.