Michael Jordan finally speaks up about police shootings. Here's why it's important.

"I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent."

It's been 13 years since sports legend Michael Jordan retired, and we've heard very little from him ... until now.

He's not the type of celebrity who likes to be out and about, seen rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.

The NBA great, widely known for remaining silent on racial matters, finally felt the need to speak up.

The basketball icon didn't grant an interview. But he did issue a heartfelt statement published exclusively on The Undefeated, an ESPN site, that everybody is talking about.

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