Professional sports teams throughout Texas and beyond released statements reacting to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Read Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd's statement:
In his scheduled pregame session with reporters, Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd read a statement on the school shooting:
“Before we start discussing basketball, tonight's game, I'd like to say that our hearts go out to the victims and family of the horrific events in Uvalde, Texas,” Kidd said while reading off a sheet of paper ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Dallas.
“We send our condolences to our fellow Texans and we'll keep them in our hearts. We truly will play with heavy hearts tonight for the community, for the school of Robb Elementary School. Tough.”
Later during the session when asked how the Mavericks are preparing for the Golden State Warriors, Kidd said: "Yeah, it's tough. You know, as coaches or fathers, we have kids. People in this room have kids. Elementary school. You just think about what could take place with any of your family or friends at a school."
Kidd confirmed tonight's game would not be canceled.
"But the news of what's happening, not just here in Texas but throughout our country, is sad," he said.
Read the Houston Texans statement:
Read the Dallas Cowboys statement: