Former Kings forward and Sacramento native Matt Barnes is planning a march Saturday to protest the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police, a source told The Sacramento Bee.
Barnes plans to work with current Kings, too.
Clark, 22, was holding a cellphone when he was shot and killed late March 18 in the backyard of his grandmother's house in south Sacramento.
Officers, responding to reports of a man breaking car windows, fired at him 20 times.
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Barnes reached out to the family after Clark’s death and, along with former King DeMarcus Cousins, offered to cover Clark’s funeral expenses.
Barnes also plans to attend Clark’s funeral Thursday, the source said.
The Kings have been a focal point of protests after Clark’s death. Protesters blocked the entrances to last Thursday's game against the Atlanta Hawks at Golden 1 Center. As a result, about 2,400 fans were able to attend at the arena that holds 17,608 for Kings games.
Players and Kings officials, with players from the Boston Celtics, wore special warmup shirts during Sunday’s game that read “ACCOUNTABILITY. WE ARE ONE.” on the front and “#StephonClark” on the back.
Players from the Kings and Celtics also recorded a public service announcement that was shown during the first quarter.