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Karl-Anthony Towns Does Not Stick to Sports in The Players’ Tribune

Before Karl-Anthony Towns returned to Lexington for tonight’s charity alumni game, he expressed his concerns about our country’s race relations following the last weekend’s protests in Charlottesville.

An eloquent speaker and writer, Towns used his prominent platform to have an honest discussion about racism in America.  Even though many see him as just a basketball player, he’s a black man who’s disappointed with what he’s seen across the country over the last year.  He refuses to simply “stick to sports.”

To anyone who says, “Stick to sports” … let’s be real: Our President used to host a reality TV show. You’re telling me I can’t voice a political opinion?

The piece is not primarily focused on blasting Donald Trump, but he did use a basketball analogy to condemn the President’s reaction to what happened in Charlottesville.

I was shocked by how our President responded to Charlottesville.

Our President was given a layup: Denounce white supremacists.

And he couldn’t … and wouldn’t.

He missed … he missed badly.

I think about it like this: The President’s response, in basketball terms … ’cause you may know I know a little about the sport … was just like catching the ball on a fast break – no one else is even past half court – and then tripping on your own feet inside the paint as the ball flies out of bounds.

Should’ve been pretty easy.

Before you watch him play basketball tonight in Rupp Arena, see America through Towns’ eyes by reading “There Are More of Us Than There Are of Them.”

There Are More of Us Than There Are of Them

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

90 Comments for Karl-Anthony Towns Does Not Stick to Sports in The Players’ Tribune



  1. Mathlete
    11:48 am August 25, 2017 Permalink

    I love his response to the “stick ta sports” people, it’s spot on



  2. chris47601
    12:04 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    KAT took the easy way out. I’m disappointed. He was given a layup; an opportunity and platform to make a statement for real change, and he missed – badly.



  3. Chagan02
    12:21 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    I agree with Karl, he shouldn’t stick to sports. However, if you going to hammer on president for not denouncing white supremacy, and thus missing the layup, ya gotta do it across the board. I don’t recall O denouncing white supremacy after the Charleston church massacre. As a matter of fact, he waited a few days as well to gather the facts. Ya don’t say.



    • TonyMontana
      1:45 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      That might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on here and thats saying alot.



    • BBNDan7
      1:50 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      ^agree w/tonymontana



    • Chagan02
      4:13 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Oh please tell me why oh smart one?



    • JusSayin
      2:32 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      The Charleston Church shooter was a racist lone wolf gunmen who was still on the lose.

      The Charlottesville incident happened ON TAPE in front of hundreds of witnesses in the middle of a white nationalist rally.

      Let’s not act like waiting a couple of days made equal sense for both incidents.

      Especially considering that in the case of Islamic Terrorism Trump frequently immediately condemns with no facts at all.



  4. Mc12
    12:22 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    There will always be a few racists in all races. I think the best approach is to not give them a megaphone.



  5. JTHinton
    12:33 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    Mc12 spot on



  6. StuckinLville
    12:57 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    Obama did the same thing. He turned a blind eye every time a white person was killed by black or illegal or a cop was killed. He didn’t even care about the hurricane victims. So let’s not forget about that and how badly he set race relations back.



    • clearhorse
      1:50 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      I wouldn’t say that is true. He gave a press conference after the Dallas shootings and spoke at the officers’ memorial service. I remember his public statements after officer’s were killed in Iowa and Baton Rouge. “StuckinLville” is also Stuck in your own alternate reality.



    • Chagan02
      4:01 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Those shootings were a result of him and his party not denouncing BLM. Please find me a quote or video online of when Obama or anyone in his party denounced them for their violence AND what they stand for. Oh and about those apologies, ask Mrs Foley how she feels about that.



    • shepkat
      1:57 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      more like stuckinthe60s…



    • JusSayin
      2:24 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      If Obama didn’t care about the Hurricane victims how come house republicans were mad at Chris Christie for shaking hands with Obama and receiving federal aid after Hurricane Sandy?



    • Chagan02
      4:02 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Ahh, typical lib tactic. Find a fake republican and hold them up as the standard. Christie is trash.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:48 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Sandy wasn’t a hurricane, but just a tropical storm. We haven’t had a hurricane land in the US since Katrina. Until the current Harvey, that is. Longest period without a hurricane landing in modern history.



    • Chagan02
      4:03 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Incorrect, Sandy was a Hurricane offshore. Post tropical cyclone at landfall.



    • Reuben Cuban
      6:08 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Obama is half white.



  7. inside info2
    1:06 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    Karl,

    I like and respect you. I know you have a good heart. But please, think for yourself, don’t let others do it for you.

    The President did denounce white supremacists. And Antifa. They both are a problem. They both need to be addressed.



    • JoeMoney333
      1:46 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      1. He isn’t reading this.
      2. Just because it isn’t your opinion doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking for himself.



    • TonyMontana
      1:46 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Out of touch with reality.



    • Chagan02
      4:05 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Coming from the guys who hasn’t brought up a good argument yet. Just “your stupid” or “out of touch with reality”. Maybe you should touch some reality yourself.



    • BBNDan7
      1:53 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      It only took him 36 hours after his original remarks were absolute and total BS. So much BS that the white supremacist even said his speech was good. And why would you think this isn’t his own opinion??



    • clearhorse
      2:04 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Inside info2,

      I have no trouble giving you the benefit of the doubt. I’m fairly certain you have a good heart, but please think for yourself and don’t let others do it for you. The president failed to denounce a very public and organized display of white supremacy and hate right away when he had the chance. He did so later because some handler forced him to be more specific and not pretend there is some moral equivalency between white supremacists/Nazi’s and the people that show up to speak out or even fight against them.

      Antifa was one semi-organized group there to fight back, but many people were peace-loving, concerned citizens. Antifa is a problem in the sense that they are radical and politically extreme. They justify destructive and violent tactics if they feel its in service to their cause of pushing back against what they deem as fascism, oppression, and racism. That can be problematic, but I think they’re ideology would fall well below white supremacy on the hate-and-violence-o-meter. Antifa is nowhere near as broad-based, mainstream, organized, or armed. And the tradition! It can’t hold a candle to the long-standing American tradition of white supremacy.



    • inside info2
      2:25 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Joe,

      1. You don’t say?
      2. He is not. He is part of the mass hysteria that is running across the US and being propagated by the media. Trump unequivocally stated he was against White Nationalists multiple times, including in his remarks right after Charlottesville. He condemned “hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.” I think most sane people not wrapped up in the cloud of mass hysteria would infer he was talking about White Nationalists and Antifa. And he was correct. Should he have said the term “White Nationalists” specifically? Yes he should have. But as we learned with Obama, some Presidents are allowed to get away with not condemning violence at all, so the fact that Trump addressed it should be looked at as a positive.



    • BBNDan7
      3:19 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Y’all can’t blame everything on Obama forever ya know



    • Chagan02
      4:06 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Oh we aren’t, we blame the establishment, of which obama is a part. Get with it.



    • BBNDan7
      6:05 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      No. You blame everything on Obama. Everything. Every time trump shows how awful of a human he is yall combat that with something Obama did (that wasn’t even 10% as bad)



    • Luether
      10:09 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Obama and the DemocRats blamed Bush for everything – even at the end of O’s 2nd term. Can you say hypocritical…



  8. runningunnin.454
    1:15 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    I thought it was a thoughtful and well written opinion with interesting analogies. And I liked the overall positive theme. I would only say I didn’t see anything wrong with Trump’s denunciation of the Unite the Right movement; he just noted there are hate groups on both sides.
    It’s like when you say “All Lives Matter” and are criticized…how can people argue with that?
    BLM calls for violence against police officers, and black officers have died in Baton Rouge and New York. And nobody addresses the murders in Chicago and other cities…I would guess more black lives are lost due to black-on-black crime than all police shootings.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      1:28 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Yes…the fact that BLM does not focus on Chicago murders proves that they don’t really want to save as many black lives as possible. By ignoring that, they are contradicting their own name!



    • clearhorse
      2:05 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      “It’s like when you say “All Lives Matter” and are criticized…how can people argue with that?” – do you want an answer or is this rhetorical?



    • blackmilk23
      2:37 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Race for the cure does all of this talk about Breast Cancer.

      But they are completely silent on 157,423 lung cancer deaths.

      This proves they don’t really care about deaths or cancer.

      ALL CANCERS MATTER



    • Mathlete
      2:50 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      The best analogy I’ve heard on the Black Lives Matter/All Lives Matter controversy is this: if your neighbor’s house is on fire, do you call the fire department to your house because all houses matter equally?

      Yes, all lives absolutely matter, but black people have been harassed, assaulted, and killed by police in disproportionate numbers for decades and Black Lives Matter came about to call attention to that.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:01 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Mathlete, Look at the murder rate in Chicago. Extending your analogy, CHICAGO is the house on fire. Why does BLM ignore the house that is on fire and instead focus on those not engulfed?

      To use analogy, it would be like a triage center that ignores the critically wounded to first tread splinters. Is it that they have written off Chicago as a patient who is terminal?



    • runningunnin.454
      5:20 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Clearhorse, It is a reasonable question; you’ve never seen an interviewer ask that question, and a BLM supporter regresses into a vehement diatribe?
      OR, do you think all lives don’t matter?



    • Mathlete
      6:24 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Chicago doesn’t even have the highest murder rate per capita in the country (congrats St Louis! don’t forget to keep your head down!). If you look through the list of highest murder rates, it’s consistently cities that are struggling economically.

      Back to the original point though, BLM came about as a response to violence committed by police toward black Americans in numbers that are vastly disproportionate to other races, which has been a systemic problem for decades. That’s the whole point of the movement, to call attention to violence committed by the people who are supposed to be protecting the same people they’re gunning down in the streets frequently without reason or provocation.



    • Mc12
      7:33 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Mathlete, my issue with that too, and not just since BLM blossomed from the Mike Brown lie…but why are they less vocal when a black cop killed a black person. That didn’t fit the narrative. Additionally if twice the number of whites are killed by cops than blacks, although I’m aware in proportion it’s something like .0005 percent of blacks to .0003 of whites when you factor high crimes and inner city violence the numbers are closer, regardless where is the coverage for the white people killed? Why isn’t it covered? Where was BLM in Milwuakee?



    • Mc12
      7:33 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      *Milwaukee



  9. Joe Dan Gorman
    1:18 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    IMHO – Politics does not belong in sports. PERIOD. And it does not belong on KSR.



    • Daddyof3Ballers
      1:56 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      I agree that this should not be on KSR. I get on here to read about my Cats. Nothing else. Please do not turn your platform into a means of pushing an agenda. If I want to visit a site that wants to tell me how to think on politics and only give me one sided information I’ll go to CNN.com



  10. Sentient Third Eye
    1:19 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    In terms of analyzing politics like a sporting event, it’s pretty valid.

    And yet…it’s weird that a President who condemns ALL hate uncategorically is now labelled a racist by those leftist partisans who will only condemn the hate from the side they don’t like while ignoring the hate from the side they do like. Logically, that makes Trump actually LESS racist than them.



    • TonyMontana
      1:50 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      You cant condemn hate and then say that the KKK are good people. You can twist it with whatever rationale you got, but it doesnt work.



    • Chagan02
      4:07 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Not what he said, what you heard. Blinders.



    • Mc12
      2:01 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      I may have interpreted it incorrectly, but I thought he denounced the KKK and bigots in general on both sides, and his comment about each group having good people could have been towards those that were there to simply protest the removal of the statue that were essentially guilty by association. Being against the removal of the statue, regardless of what the media says, does not make that individual a racists. Being a member of the Klan obviously does, and they are idiots. I feel that this link is much worse than anything Trump has done, but that’s just my opinion:

      http://www.snopes.com/clinton-byrd-photo-klan/



    • clearhorse
      2:12 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      mc12 – Did you read any of the content below the picture? Even the NAACP honored and mourned Byrd’s passing, saying he represented a transformation possible in this country – someone who went from being an active member of the KKK for a year to being legislator actively in support of Civil Rights legislation. So Hilary’s association with him is worse than ANYTHING Trump has done???? I won’t list the things here, but I find that incredibly hard to digest. Go sports.



    • Mc12
      2:13 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      And yes, I do think he should have denounced them harsher in his original response. However, there are many people that endorsed Hillary who has a mentor that was actually a Klansman yet that brushed under a rug. If people feel that Byrd turned his life around, and became a better human, if he were to have a statue, would it be taken down?



    • inside info2
      2:13 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      What Mc12 said.



    • CatManDo
      2:14 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Trump was wrongfully crushed for saying both sides have some blame and both sides have some good people.

      If the protesters would have just let those idiot KKK and white supremacists do their thing and not incite violence by grabbing their flags and posters and getting right in their face and yelling, this thing would have passed and 3 lives would not have been lost. However ludicrous their ideas may seem they have a right to express them per our Constitution. Just because you don’t agree with something doesn’t mean you have to stage a protest every time and try to force your way as the only way.

      When Trump said there are good people on both sides (meaning “some” not “all”) people assume ALL the demonstrators were white supremacists (most definitely were). However, some were simply against the idea of removing the statues and I think this is who he was referring to, not the skin-heads with swastika tattoos.

      Look, I think Trump can be a total buffoon most times but I get tired of the media looking for every little thing to try to make him look racists, incompetent, etc.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:31 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Antifa and the white supremacists are flip sides of the same coin. Both embrace fascism, one openly and one by their actions. Both desire a powerful centralized government that controls the country in order to impose their own twisted visions upon us all.

      Basically, they are only fighting because they each want to wear the jackboot that they both want to put on our throats.



    • Mc12
      2:34 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Clearhorse:

      If Byrd had a statue would you want it taken down?

      Do you see some level of hypocrisy with any of this selective outrage?



    • Chagan02
      4:24 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      He does



    • blackmilk23
      2:41 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Obama condemned terrorism but conservatives after every single terrorist attack said:

      WHY WONT HE CALL IT RADICAL ISLAM?!

      If you were of that opinion in that argument then you cant very well say that Trump responded the right way.



    • Mc12
      2:44 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      And are we saying the opposite happened with Trump when comparing him to Byrd? Trump was praised by Jessie Jackson for all of his work with African americans and minorities and didn’t become a racist until he ran for president even winning the Ellis Island Award. I’m not saying what his true beliefs are, but there is definitely some irony in that the candidate that is intolerant and a racist is praised by those for the amount of jobs he created for blacks and minorities and for championing their causes, whereas the candidate that was tolerant has a former Klansman for a mentor and accepted money from countries that treat people terribly.



    • Mc12
      2:46 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      And vice versa blackmilk. So who is right and who is wrong, and which outrage received more coverage?



    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:00 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      So why do Democrats pick and choose which hate to oppose rather than simply condemning it all like the President did?



    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:03 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      The KKK chanted “Jews will not replace us”, but Progressives aggressively support a Palestinian movement that daily calls for the annihilation of all Jews. Makes sense if you know Progressivism was directly derived from Italian fascism.



    • clearhorse
      3:09 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Sentient: “Antifa and the white supremacists are flip sides of the same coin.” Wrong. They are both politically extreme but their philosophies are not at all equal, their history and development is not parallel, and they do not equate on the level of organization, ideology, history, tactics, and connection to power.

      MC12: “If Byrd had a statue would you want it taken down?” – I don’t mind having a discussion about statues because I think taking many of them down (as in a public entity/city considers public opinion and removes it, not that city property is destroyed or forcibly removed) is absolutely justifiable. Byrd doesn’t have a statue nor should he so I’m not sure that hypothetical helps anything. How about a little picture of him in the library or city hall of his hometown explaining his whole history? That seems more appropriate. Put the statues in museums or some other less outwardly celebratory display. Put them in context.



    • JusSayin
      3:38 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      MC12: The 30% of us make decisions based off of logic and reason and not partisan narrative believed Obama should have been more intentional in condemning Radical Islam and Trump should be more intentional about condemning white nationalism.

      What happens though is the liberal media attacks Trump for this and the conservative media attacks Obama for the other. Both sides think they are being objective and they typically aren’t.

      Both should have done better however… Trump’s situation is slightly worse because there are moderate and benign Muslims. There is no “radical” or “moderate” interpretation of white supremacy its all bad a President should be quicker to condemn it.



    • blackmilk23
      3:47 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      MC12 – I mean think Obama handled most situations correctly. He condemned ISIS, Al-Queda, Hezbollah and when he needed too. But Conservatives wanted him to condemn Islam as a whole but that would be casting a net way to wide since most muslims aren’t terrorists. Most don’t even live in the middle east. (Indonesia)

      But IF you are of the opinion that he SHOULD have condemned all of Islam then certainly you should demand a stronger response for Trump right? Doesn’t the same logic apply?



    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:49 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      White nationalists and Antifa do actually share common history, if indirectly. White supremacists emulate German fascism. Antifa takes it’s name from the historical, long-defunct “anti-fascist” movement, but they are really openly Progressive in their actual politics, and Progressivism came into being as an American effort to copy Italian fascism (leading FDR to emulate Italian fascism in his New Deal policies). So the difference between the white nationalists and Antifa are simply the differences between German and Italian fascism. German fascism is more nationalistic and racist; Italian fascism is more pragmatic on the surface, but equally brutal when opposed.



    • Chagan02
      4:09 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Beautiful. Finally someone who has facts and logic.



    • Mc12
      4:07 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      I hear you. I hate when people cast a wide net and I agree with you in a sense. When Trump condemns Islamic extremist it should be clear he’s not denouncing all of Islam. I understood his point, but I could see where some took it too far.

      Same for the other side, there are people that say all Trump supporters are racist now by default. That is completely stupid to me.

      Hillary said she’s going to “have a talk with white people” after a police shooting. WTH does that mean lol.

      Obama did not speak out when a black officer shot and killed a black person and protesting ensued, yet spoke out on Ferguson before letting the legal process take place. In my opinion many people on both sides cherry-pick whatever fits their agenda, and the media has gotten out of control, and are equally irresponsible.

      There are a lot of irresponsible statements that have gotten us to where we are today and unfortunately identity politics (“Tell them you’re a Muslim”), and social media are like injecting steroids into these discussions and it’s impossible for us to have unbiased debate from all perspectives involved without some bias infused. That’s just my opinion, but thank you for the discussion.



  11. empiremaker
    1:51 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    You know what, I am tired of winning.



  12. WT
    2:21 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    The ones screaming “STICK TO SPORTS/MOVIES/TV!!!!” the loudest are the same ones tripping over themselves to circulate the latest obtuse political observations emanating from the keyboards of Scott Baio and Stacey Dash.



  13. Sentient Third Eye
    2:57 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    Given how clumsy and imprecise President Trump has been with just about everything he says, he actually did a pretty good job of saying what needed to be said about Charlottesville. The outrage was just ginned up because the left wants to distract from two worrisome facts (1) they have their own mostly-uncontrollable, ultraviolent hate group that is at least a hundred times larger than the current KKK and (2) the people commemorated on every single one of those Confederate statues were Democrats.



    • blackmilk23
      3:21 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      1. ANTIFA may be larger than the KKK by number but they are nowhere near as violent historically and as we just saw even recently. Outside of broken windows and that guy at the baseball field we haven’t seen an ANTIFA bombing like OKC or an ANTIFA car attack like in Charlottesville.

      And that ignores the fact that the KKK is not the only or most popular white-supremacist group anymore. If you inlclude Vangaurd, the NEOs, Traditionalist worker party, Stormfront and other Alt-Right groups, its probably considerably larger.

      2. Democrats are not ideologically the same party they were 60 years ago. That’s why all the segregationist Democrats switched to the Republican party in the 60s and 70s. Ask Strom Thurmond



    • Chagan02
      4:10 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      You mean Dems like Richard Byrd?

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd



    • Chagan02
      4:10 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Robert



    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:52 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      The common denominator between the white nationalists and Antifa is their mutual willingness to punch anyone in the face they disagree with. With those conditions, any confrontation could result in a fatality.



  14. JusSayin
    3:00 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    You guys keep saying that he condemned Antifa and White Nationalists equally and thats okay.

    That problem with condemning them equally is that they are not “equally” responsible.

    On August 12th a white nationalist from the Unite Right rally ran his car through counter protesters OUT OF THE AREA of Unite Right’s permit.

    Antifa (whom I don’t care for) may not be blameless in terms rowdiness and violence during the rally but one group definitely took it to the next step and the other didn’t. That’s the group Trump should have blamed.

    AND had this been the other way around and some Black Lives Matter had mowed down a member of the Alt-Right he wouldn’t be doing this “both sides” narrative.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:26 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Objectively, Antifa (and a handful of BLM) were probably more responsible for starting fights in Charlottesville than the White Nationalists were because they by all accounts they were the ones who actively sought out conflict (verified by tons of online Youtube footage). Perhaps that was true simply because they had a numerical advantage, and had the white nationalists outnumbered them it might have been the other way around. Who really knows? But the nation would be better off without any of them, certainly.

      Either way, the fact that the one fatality was caused by a white nationalist does not change the nature of the entire day. There were dozens of documented injuries caused by both sides, and many of those could have also been fatal potentially but for the grace of God.

      One thing I learned while researching this is that the so-called “alt-right” was a distinct minority in Charlottesville. The lion’s share of the original protesters were what they now call “alt-light”, who are culturally sympathetic to the positions of the “alt-right”, but opposed to their stances on racial issues. In this context, these are the people who just want to preserve Southern history and culture while also healing racial divisions. Besides making me wonder why they ever let Millennials name anything, this “alt-light” development also leads me to believe that the majority of the pro-statue protesters viewed the white nationalists and KKK’s presence with grudging forced toleration at best. I suspect most of the crowd on the other side felt the same way about Antifa and BLM when things turned ugly. Most of the protesters in Charlottesville that day didn’t like the violence of either side, but a few dozen knuckleheads on each side really caused the trouble.



    • Chagan02
      4:28 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      You mean like the cops assassinated in Dallas by BLM? Or the numerous ones assassinated in NYC?



  15. chrisg18
    3:18 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t know how anyone can defend Trump’s comments after Charlottesville. Not just the couple of statements people are bringing up here. The entirety of his comments was disgusting. Indefensible in my opinion if you watched all of his press conferences.



    • BBNDan7
      3:21 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      His comments have been disgusting since he learned to talk



    • Chagan02
      4:20 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Wow, that’s intelligent



    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:30 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one!”

      “”We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time.”

      Yes, those are clearly the words of a racist madman who is trying to trigger a civil war…



    • Chagan02
      4:16 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Man, these libs are so brainwashed, it’s no use. Anyone who can read those comments and see hatred has some of their own. That is truly what his comments exposed. He isn’t the one with hatred.



    • Chagan02
      4:20 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Nothing he could have said would satisfy them. Nothing. They might say so, but that’s easy.



    • BBNDan7
      6:08 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      Um no. All he had to do was condemn the party that started all of this on that day, and we would’ve been fine. Instead he waits 36 hours, somehow tried to blame counter protesters and then says there’s good people in the kkk.



  16. bhb71
    3:42 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    I didn’t know it was possible for me to like KAT anymore than I already did. I see myself getting a new Wolves jersey in the near future.



  17. runningunnin.454
    5:26 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    Good debate! Good points on both sides, and you can call me Donald….or Hillary or Barry or Bill or George….anything but Sue.



  18. channell
    6:05 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    It appears that young Mr Towns has been listening to fake news too much and not actually watching and listening to what the president said. I heard him condemn the groups in all three times he addressed the situation and on Tuesday night when he was in Arizona. I believe he will be a very strong liberal so maybe he will share some of the tremendous wealth that he has with his birth country. We’ll see.



  19. Reuben Cuban
    6:27 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

    Karl-Anthony Towns is a gifted human being; blessed with tremendous physical ability and a wonderful mind. We should be proud that he is a WILDCAT……La Familia. A man who speaks with learned sincerity and from the heart. Deservedly, his voice should be heard on prominent issues about which he feels compelled to opine. The young man earned his credibility. It is incumbent upon us as KENTUCKY fans to either support him or at a minimum listen to his point of view.



    • Luether
      10:19 pm August 25, 2017 Permalink

      KAT needs to be more informed and see fake news for what it is…



    • GoBigBlu
      9:31 am August 26, 2017 Permalink

      Well put RC