Young dancers from Mass. pay tribute to Uvalde in the NBA Finals

There’s a double meaning behind one of the clothing choices of a group of dancers who performed in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Boston on Friday night. The Everett-based Phunk Phenomenon dancers rushed onto the field twice during commercial breaks for the game between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. with black hearts drawn on the right toes – were also a tribute to the students and teachers who died in the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Actor Matthew McConaughey, from Uvalde, drew attention to the green sneakers when he spoke to the White House Press Corps about the victims of the shooting. He explained that 10-year-old Maite Rodriguez, who was one of the 19 female students killed, often wore a pair of these shoes with a heart drawn in marker on her right toes. “It was the same green Converse on his feet that turned out to be the only clear evidence that could identify him after the shooting,” McConaughey said. “We are fortunate to be dancing tonight at the Celtics game, and we want to honor (Maite) and all the other victims who tragically lost their lives and will never have the opportunity to perform like these kids are tonight. Phunk Phenomenon co-owner Rick Connor said Phunk Phenomenon performed during commercial breaks after the first and third quarters of Game 4.

There’s a double meaning behind one of the clothing choices of a group of dancers who performed in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Boston on Friday night.

Everett-based Phunk Phenomenon dancers rushed onto the field twice during commercial breaks for the game between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors.

The young dancers wore green to support their hometown team, but their green shoes – specifically green Converse high tops with black hearts drawn on the right toes – were also a tribute to the students and teachers who died during the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Actor Matthew McConaughey, from Uvalde, drew attention to the green sneakers when he spoke to the White House Press Corps about the victims of the shooting. He explained that 10-year-old Maite Rodriguez, who was one of the 19 female students killed, often wore a pair of these shoes with a heart drawn in marker on her right toes.

“It was the same green Converse on his feet that turned out to be the only clear evidence that could identify him after the shooting,” McConaughey said.

“We are blessed to dance tonight at the Celtics game, and we want to honor (Maite) and all the other victims who tragically lost their lives and will never have the opportunity to perform like these kids are tonight.” , said Rick Connor. , co-owner of Phunk Phenomenon.

Phunk Phenomenon performed during commercial breaks after the first and third quarters of Game 4.

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