Open Thread: Spurs and NBA honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Patty Mills spoke on behalf of the organization preceding Sunday night’s game.

Before the game in which the Spurs hosted the Clippers, Patty Mills took to center court to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Patty Mills Address Crowd Pregame to Honor MLK

“We are honored and proud to celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Patty Mills addressed our Spurs family pregame about honoring the life of MLK.

Posted by San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, January 20, 2019

There was a video tribute and the a video of the players visiting the National Civil Rights Museum.

The players wore special warm up attire with words from King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech:

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. 8/28/63

The tribute last year included the hooded sweatshirts as well. The commemorative t-shirts can be purchased through the NBA Store.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Feel free to view his iconic speech above and reflect on his words, as important today as when he addressed a nation 5 decades ago.

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