That one rule? Know your history.
Protesting has run ramped through our country as of late, and it’s made its way into many sporting outlets forcing players and coaches to discuss something more than a ball.
The number one HBCU in the country, North Carolina Central University of Durham, NC, is the home to head basketball coach, LeVell Moton, who sat down with me and spoke at length about protesting and what it SHOULD mean to players. In the video, Moton goes on to identify key individuals of the civil rights movements and notes that if his players don’t understand what those individuals did and why they did it, he prefers for them not to. Kneeling is more than just a social media fad, you’re kneeling on behalf of the ancestors who fought for you to be here and the hopes of this country treating black and brown people with dignity and respect.