Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics players honor unarmed black man killed by police

Kings, Celtics wear warm-up shirts honoring Stephon Clark, join together in PSA: 'This is bigger than basketball'

Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics players donned black T-shirts prior to their game Sunday night to honor an unarmed black man who was recently shot and killed by police. "We Are One", was greeted by cheers from among the thousands of fans attending the game, Kings spokesman Chris Clark said.

Sacramento Kings players Vince Carter, right, and Justin Jackson along with their teammates and Boston Celtics players wear T-shirts in memory of Stephon Clark. "We just wanted to play a small part, since we were coming to town, in things that we've talked about that are really important to our team and our locker room".

"We recognize that it's not just business as usual", stated Ranadivé. That's part of the National Basketball Association.

At the time, officers were responding to reports of a man breaking vehicle windows in south Sacramento. He was thought to be armed when the officers opened fire.

The shooting set off a series of protests throughout the city.

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Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said his team would follow the lead of the Kings before Sunday's game.

On Thursday, demonstrators protesting Clark's death blocked the entrance at Golden 1 Center.

The Kings' owner, Vivek Ranadive, has previously addressed the shooting calling it "horrific" and said the Kings will use their platform to help foster positive change. "And we are going to work really hard to bring everybody together to make the world a better place starting with our own community, and we're going to work really hard to prevent this kind of a tragedy from happening again".

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

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