Thabo and I were teammates on the Hawks, and we’d flown into New York late after a game in Atlanta.
It didn’t take long for me to figure out that Thabo was one of the most interesting people I’d ever been around.
Anyway — on the morning I found out that Thabo had been arrested, want to know what my first thought was?
Before I knew the full story, and before I’d even had the chance to talk to Thabo…..
I thought, Well, if I’d been in Thabo’s shoes, out at a club late at night, the police wouldn’t have arrested me.
I know I’m in a strange position, as one of the more recognized white players in the NBA.
And I believe it’s the responsibility of anyone on the privileged end of those inequalities to help make things right. »