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NBA players react to 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech

Aug 28, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

As you likely know by now, Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington D.C. that included Martin Luther King’s historic “I have a dream” speech.

Because of King and the many with him in that march, plus those working on civil rights throughout the land, we have a better nation today. A more fair and just nation. Not one that is perfect, but a better one.

A number of NBA players took to twitter to reflect and remember the occasion. Here is just a sampling.

  1. lucifershuttlesworth - Aug 28, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/expd/9583428276/

  2. jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    MLK couldn’t have imagined an African-American President. Or maybe he could. What he probably couldn’t envision is the depths to which GOP has sunk, enabling and facilitating the election of the first African-American. Thanks to Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, Rick Sanatarium, and of course, that abuser of woman Herman Cain. Criminal Tom DeLay and Footsie Larry Craig honorable mention.

  3. kingwithringz - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    The Greatest Speech of All Time.

    • azarkhan - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      LOL

  4. hildezero - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Have you heard of what Fox News is saying about this day? Sore losers…

    • jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      Really sore and major losers.

      • jimeejohnson - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM

        Except for their coverage of catastrophes. FOX and MSNBC are actually the opposite side of the exact same news coins, just like Democrats and Republicans themselves. I think MLK would consider Obama to be a servant of the master class (i.e. rich and powerful) and not a whole lot more.

  5. seanb20124 - Aug 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Melo had plenty of opportunities, butt was kissed from the minute AAU coaches spotted his talent. Private schools the whole way.

  6. onlyavoice - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    April 4, 1968 Is Celebrated By The Rest Of America

    • Kansachusetts - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      onlyavoice, let me try to say this calmly and courteously, you are despicable racist cretin.

    • bougin89 - Aug 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      As if all your other comments weren’t ignorant enough, onlyavoice…

  7. jack3dsd - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    How is fox news losers because of MLKs speech?

  8. hildezero - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    You really don’t know much about Fox News, huh?

    • dexterismyhero - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      I’ll tell you this you @$$hat MSNBC fool, if there was one black man today that had half the nut sack MLK had, there would be no need for an NAACP, Black Caucus, or someone commenting that Trayvon Martin is a modern day Emmit till.

      And he would have b**ch slapped Chris Matthews for apologizing for all of white America.

      but keep walking around with your hands out for your welath redistribution.

  9. edwardemanuelson - Aug 29, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Did Twitter recently get a ‘spelling and grammar correct’ feature? I’ve never seen Tweets from professional athletes that are this easy to read!

  10. unsportsmenmic - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Reblogged this on UnSportsMenMic.

  11. azarkhan - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    MLK couldn’t have imagined an African-American President. Or maybe he could. What he probably couldn’t envision is the depths to which the Democratic Party has sunk, allowing race hustlers and poverty pimps like Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder and Barack Obama to incite racial hatred and division.

  12. hildezero - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    @dexterismyhero

    Let me tell you something, you Fox News racist ignorant @$$hole. Haven’t you seen and heard the crap those guys are saying? I think not. Keep walking with your eyes covered by your hands, because you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into.

  13. patfic15 - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Ah yes. Classy comments by some…recognize the importance of the impact of such a man. Let’s leave today’s drama out of the conversation. America has some growing up to do…don’t we all?

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