Bradley Handwerger / Sports Reporter
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NEW ORLEANS Hornets coach Monty Williams always preaches perspective when he's asked about how tough something is when it comes to basketball.

But as a father of five, Williams was particularly moved Friday night prior to New Orleans' home game against Minnesota when discussing the massacre at a Connecticut school.

'It's past unfortunate,' Williams said. 'It's one of those situations where you don't have to have kids to have a load of compassion for all the families involved, including the kids who witnessed it and heard it. At some point, we have to get past the bureaucracy and all the nonsense and do something about this so our kids can be safe.

'If we can go to outer space and take care of trees, rivers and animals, then we can do a better job of taking care of our kids. It's just a sad situation,' he continued. 'If you watched the President speak today, you can tell that it is hitting home with a lot of people. It's a tough situation and I really feel bad for everyone involved.'

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