“Out of respect for the tragic events that took place at Brooklyn Center yesterday, and after the added detail in this developing situation, the Minnesota Twins have determined that it is in the best interests of our fans, employees, players, and the community to see today Game not to play, “said the MLB team in a statement.
The twins were scheduled to host the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon.
Both the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, who were supposed to play the Brooklyn Nets, and the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, who played the St. Louis Blues, postponed their games on Monday night.
Outside of Minnesota, many professional sports teams, players, and leaders recognized Wright’s death and the anger of the Minneapolis community.
“It just makes you sick in the stomach. How often does it have to happen?” San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said ahead of a game on Monday. “How many young black children have to be killed for no bloody reason?”
The Spurs players linked guns to the Orlando Magic with bowed heads on Monday in honor of Wright and in response to police brutality.
Popovich called on Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Donald Trump and other politicians not to do enough to tackle gun violence in the US, calling the inaction “childish”, “sick” and “dangerous”.
“Do you want your grandchildren to go to work and go to school and go through them? [mass shooter] Exercises and Worries of Being Murdered? What does it take “He said, adding that the response within the police departments is limited by a desire to maintain power as well.
Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers said ahead of his team’s game that all Americans should be frustrated by the shots.
“We keep making mistakes when it comes to killing black people. I don’t want to go into the race but it’s there and I think we all have weaknesses and we all have to deal with them and make this place a better world do, “said Rivers.
CNN’s David Close and Kevin Dotson contributed to this report.