We all know about Westbrook's issue with fans in Utah, and we understand the empowerment that whites feel under the current administration in the white house. Many whites have become bolder not only in day to day life in America, expressing their racist views through verbal confrontation both online and then in public. This is nothing new, but change needs to happen. NBA players speak out on first time being called N-word; many were in middle, high school A handful of professional basketball players spoke to Bleacher Reportabout their first memory of being called the N-word. Many were in middle or high school. Jaylen Brown, currently a 22-year-old on the Boston Celtics, said he was in an Elite Eight high school game when a kid tipped the ball out of his hands and tried to argue that it was out of bounds on Brown. That’s usual, players do it all the time. But what followed stuck with Brown. “He was like, ‘I’m locking that [expletive] up,’ and then he called me the N-word,” Brown recalled the boy saying. “I was like, ‘What did you just say bro?'” “He said you heard me, and said it again, like, looked at me dead in the eyes,” Brown continued. “His goal was that, and I didn’t even realize this, was to make me upset. But that was the first time that somebody looked me in my eyes and was like, ‘Yeah, this is what it is.'” https://usatodayhss.com/2019/nba-players-experienced-racist-incidents-as-children Jazz owner Miller: 'We're not a racist community' http://espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/26268295/not-racist-community Doc Rivers: It’s Hard Coaching Black Players Without Male Figures https://www.ebony.com/news/doc-rivers-hard-coaching-black-players-male-figures/ How black Utah Jazz players have embraced Salt Lake City http://theundefeated.com/features/how-black-utah-jazz-players-have-embraced-salt-lake-city/ Some of the posters here love their Black athlete, until that Black athlete begins to talk about what it means to be Black in America. This is a Black man speaking to his Black son. It is needed, and it should serve as an example. Live up to our own people, not giving a damn about what anyone else thinks.