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Former Wildcats speak out on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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MLK Day celebrates the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the most prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement, and a man who protested racial discrimination until his assassination in 1968.

Several NBA games are played throughout the day, and as a result, players use these games as a platform to spread awareness to the importance of this day and the impact Dr. King made.

Though he played last night, Karl-Anthony Towns was one of the biggest voices this afternoon:

He even wore special Martin Luther King Jr. basketball shoes for Minnesota’s game last night against the Portland Trail Blazers:

Eric Bledsoe wore his own MLK Day kicks:

DeMarcus Cousins tweeted out this image:

And John Wall:

Anthony Davis is featured on the NBPA #PlayersVoice video, where various NBA players discuss how they would finish the “I Have A Dream” speech in modern society:

Well done, guys.

Go Cats!

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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24 Comments for Former Wildcats speak out on Martin Luther King Jr. Day



  1. unbridled
    9:53 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

    Karl Anthony towns is a better person than he is a basketball player….and that’s seriously saying something. The guy is incredible. So happy he was a wildcat.



  2. Mc12
    10:02 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

    Serious question what would MLK’s thoughts be on BLM? People should be judged by their character, not the color of their skin.



    • DelrayCat
      10:50 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      Serious question… I wonder what he would think about the current racist-in-chief currently occupying the white house?



    • Mc12
      10:57 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      That turned to Trump quickly lol



    • madarchitect
      11:06 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      Lame “serious question”…



    • ToniTonyToneDelkDelkDelk
      11:16 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      He’d be against the killing of innocent African Americans, so pro BLM, and against a racist ignorant president.



    • Mc12
      11:18 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      I’ll attempt to answer the question on MLK. I think he would be against some of Trump’s rhetoric but wouldn’t see him as a racist because the left says he is. He’d find irony in claims that calling a country a s***hole makes someone racist but Obama calling Libya a s***show goes unnoticed. I’m not sure how the media would treat an MLK in today’s times. He was a great orator and had a lot of common sense on how to unify. However he was a Christian on one hand but had affairs on the other. It is not known what his thoughts would be on gay people either although both sides claim to know. I’m not sure if he’d support identity politics or not. What I could almost guarantee though is that he wouldn’t make wild accusations in the media that were divisive, but would rather meet with Trump in person, man to man to discuss any issues he has with him. That’s just my belief.



    • Mc12
      11:21 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      He’d also be quick to point out that not all cop killing “victims” should be martyred and that each case should be treated individually. Would he protest if a black cop killed an “innocent” black person ornonly when it’s a white cop. I hear you though. The statistics don’t support your statement. I do agree that if it is clear that the evidence shows wrong doing, the cop should be punished accordingly.



    • unbridled
      1:04 am January 16, 2018 Permalink

      Dr Martin Luther king would most certainly be against BLM. Black lives matter is a communist and racist ideology that focuses on elevating one race above another. That squarely contradicts dr Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.



    • JTHinton
      8:00 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      Indeed. He would, bring a Christian, also be against many of the things that the liberals stand for.



    • ToniTonyToneDelkDelkDelk
      3:34 am January 16, 2018 Permalink

      Trump isn’t a racist because the left or the media says he is. He’s a racist because of his actions, thoughts, and the words that pour out of his mouth.



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:03 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      Serious question what would MLK’s thoughts be on the fine people that marched with tiki torches in Charlottesville? People should be judged by their character, not the color of their skin or religion.



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:05 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      2.5 – That turned to Obama quickly lol



  3. madarchitect
    11:38 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

    Soap box… “lol”



    • Mc12
      11:53 pm January 15, 2018 Permalink

      Yep. I just wish people could see the hypocrisy sometimes and stop making everything left vs. right. Some feel morally superior to others while ignoring wrong doing based on their agenda. Stepping off now. Good night



  4. JTHinton
    7:53 am January 16, 2018 Permalink

    It’s Reverend Dr….



  5. bosshogg24
    8:57 am January 16, 2018 Permalink

    What these Obama type basketball players fail to realize is, MLK was a great conservative Republican. He voted for Ike!



    • JTHinton
      9:33 am January 16, 2018 Permalink

      Who also was a minister…. tends to be left out today (pun intended).



    • Eazy
      1:04 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      What you fail to realize is all those republicans of his day are now democrats. MLK would be a huge liberal today. The ignorance of today’s people is astonishing.



    • Eazy
      1:11 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      That’s hilarious. He also voted for JFK and condemned both parties at the time. He considered himself a democratic socialist just like Jesus. His son is a progressive democrat and so are his followers today. Nice try, though.



    • JTHinton
      8:02 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      Would be? He was a Christian and likely would be against abortion and other democratic ideals.



    • JTHinton
      8:02 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

      *would he



  6. Eazy
    1:09 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

    Oh, and MLK was a Democratic Socialist. Just like Jesus. Convenient that you left that out. And he voted for JFK. Nice try, though. You must think all people are as ignorant as your Trump loving allies.



  7. bige
    2:05 pm January 16, 2018 Permalink

    Blah blah blah buy our shoes, watch our games