Kyle Korver was a guest speaker at his alma mater, Creighton University, over the weekend and the Milwaukee Bucks forward was asked about his team’s decision to boycott Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic back in August.
The decision was made in response to a police shooting of a man named Jacob Blake that occurred days prior in Kenosha, Wisc., roughly 64 kilometres south of Milwaukee.
The NBA ended up postponing the game and other teams across the league, as well as teams from other sports, followed suit and chose not to play their scheduled games in the ensuing days.
Korver explained that George Hill and Sterling Brown were the first teammates to express their desire to not play.
“We all just sat there and were like, ‘We're all with you,’” Korver said. “It's always interesting for me as a white man in these spaces. What to do? How do I help as a white man? What do I say as a white man in this space? You know what you do? You stand with the marginalized. And when you can, you amplify their voice, and you listen to their thoughts, and you listen to their ideas, and then you find your way to help out.”
You can watch Korver’s full comments below.