The Oklahoma City Thunder honored shooting victim Terence Crutcher with the letters “TC” displayed on their warmup gear Thursday night ahead of a preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Tulsa, Okla.
OKC players honored the memory of Crutcher, who was shot and killed by Tulsa police in September — with his hands raised in the air after he broke down.
“We’re so thankful that the Thunder sees the clear injustice of Terence being shot with his hands up and unarmed and the gravity of it happening here in Oklahoma and wanting to express their support for the family in some way,” family attorney Damario Simmons told The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne. “The family appreciates it and the lawyers for the family appreciate it also.”
Members of Crutcher’s family, including his 4-year-old son, Terrence Crutcher Jr., were invited to be guests of the organization for the game.