Via his Twitter account, John Wall spoke out against the violence.
Come on Baltimore Lets ban together for PEACE! Violence isn't the answer! #PrayersUp
— John Wall (@JohnWall) April 28, 2015
Paul Pierce also expressed concern and the need for calm over social media and following practice on Tuesday.
"I just think it’s really upsetting when you see a community just go out and burn down stores and trash cars. Those are some of the things that I saw on the news but I also saw some positive things. Some of the people rallying together for a cause," he said.
Pierce, 37, grew up in Los Angeles. He was 14 when riots broke out in the area.
"It’s funny because I sent out on Twitter yesterday that it reminded me of the LA riots. I was living in LA during that time when we were tearing up our own community and it really didn’t have a cause. It really didn’t serve a purpose. At the end of the day, the riots were all over and you looked up and the stores that we go to weren’t there anymore. It’s pretty much a lot of vandalism and it really didn’t help the cause. So I understand the mindset but it really isn’t helping the cause when you destroy the things in the places that we know and that we live in. So the people of Baltimore, I just wish there could be some resolve to this."
Wizards coach Randy Wittman was asked about the turbulent scene.
"It's tough. it's sad to watch that," the head coach said. "There is a lot of things that go on that need to be addressed, looked at. Continue to grow as a group of people no matter what your background is. Being able to get along. It's hard to watch when your neighborhood is torched or destroyed because of something that that neighborhood really had nothing to do with. That' the hard thing. Guys that work hard to have a business and then it's taken away from you in a matter of minutes. That's hard to look at.
"I'm all for protests. That's part of who we are. Stating what your beliefs are. You just hope it can be in a peaceful way. I hope that gets rectified.
Rasual Butler joined Pierce, Wall and Marcin Gortat along the boards for Game 7, his first ever hockey game. He also joined his teammates in stating concern for the people and neighborhoods in Baltimore.
"It was just really disturbing," Butler said Tuesday. "I understand the anger. I just don't understand the way they're going about displaying their anger. It's almost like rage now because it's uncontrolled anger. Tearing up your own property, it doesn't make sense to do that. But, I understand where they're coming from. They're upset, they're angry. They want answers. Justice needs to be a real thing in our society. Right now, I don't think it is because of the way that people, particularly of color are being treated by people who are supposed to serve and protect. It's not OK."