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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.

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