LeBron, other NBA players react to rally in Charlottesville, are disgusted

Kurt Helin
NBC Sports

Jake Blues (inhabited by John Belushi) summed up my feelings on not just Illinois Nazis, but all Nazis (and if your protest is chanting the actual Nazi motto “blood and soil” you are Nazis in my book).

The events in Charlottesville this weekend – and the president’s poor reaction to them — has the nation talking. That includes NBA players such as LeBron James and Jeremy Lin.




However, the best Tweets came from a man who is banned from his native Turkey because of his beliefs, because of a genuinely oppressive regime that will not let the Thunder’s Enes Kanter even speak to his parents. This is a Muslim man who appreciates the freedoms our country affords and understands them better than the people pretending to be patriots in Charlottesville.



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