Houston sports world pays tribute to George Floyd

NRG Park Crimson and Gold
NRG Park Crimson and Gold (NRG Park)

HOUSTON – George Floyd loved sports, and was a huge Lebron James fan, according to family members who have spoken at each of the vigils held for the Houstonian.

As people across the world have come together to protest and honor his name, the sports world has also joined the cause.

Floyd graduated from Yates High School, and several buildings, such as Houston City Hall, were lit crimson and gold to honor him during Monday’s vigil in Houston.

NRG shared images on social media showing the stadium also lit in the school’s colors to honor Floyd.

“Tonight, we turn NRG Park crimson and gold to pay tribute to George Floyd, send our support to his family and our solidarity for meaningful change,” NRG said in the post.

The Houston Astros also lit Minute Maid park in crimson and gold. A small memorial was set up on the turf and his face was put on the Jumbotron with the words “Rest in power, George Floyd … black lives matter.”

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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.