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South Florida sports scene reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 01: An overview of the basketball court shows the NBA logo and Black Lives Matter before the start of a game between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 01, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Emotions poured across the South Florida sports scene after the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s killing in May of 2020 led to protests and boycotts around the country, with many prominent sports figures leading the charge. Here’s what Athletes and teams from our area had to say following the jury’s verdict.