Donovan Mitchell: Utah not the most receptive about social justice talk

Donovan Mitchell: Utah not the most receptive about social justice talk

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Donovan Mitchell: Utah not the most receptive about social justice talk

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His mother, Nicole, is a longtime educator in the New York area. Education is rooted in his genes. But he said his voice on such matters isn’t always welcomed by many in Utah. “It hasn’t been the most receptive. I won’t lie and say it has,” Mitchell told Yahoo Sports. “But that’s what I meant when I said, like, I’m not going to stop. I think for me, part of creating change is having uncomfortable conversations and being uncomfortable. What you choose to do with the information is up to you. I’m going to continue to speak and give knowledge.
Source: Chris Haynes @ Yahoo! Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

David Locke @DLocke09
LOCKED ON JAZZ – Energy and Defense leads to 6th straight win. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are outstanding –…12:04 PM
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Something About The Name Jesus 🙏🏾🗣💯 – 11:45 AM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Story: Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell to @YahooSports on if he’s happy, how social commentary is received in Utah, importance of competing for chips, and being in modern-day Kobe-Shaq predicament with Rudy Gobert: “I wish. Because they got three rings.”…11:23 AM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell says it’s time to set record straight in hour-long sitdown on Posted Up w/ C. Haynes Pod. TOPICS: Relationship with Rudy & franchise, local reaction to his social commentary, future plans & more.
🎥: AM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Donovan Mitchell’s prep game appearance reveals his fun 8th-grade shoe connection…1:57 AM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Donovan Mitchell said the first NBA player he ever met was former Knick Eddie Curry.
Mitchell notoriously has huge feet, and growing up, he’d get Curry’s shoes through a Knicks equipment guy. – 12:23 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Donovan Mitchell leaves with 30 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds – 11:18 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Donovan Mitchell had 15 and 7 assists and 4 rebounds in the first half….was impactful in almost every facet – 10:15 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 78-53 on the Rockets at the half. 160 ORtg for Utah, which… will do.
I guess a Donovan Mitchell triple double watch: 15/4r/7a. But it’ll be hard for him to get all of those rebounds with the garbage time.
Rotation was interesting. Is Dok or Whiteside backup C? – 10:12 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Live edition of LOCKED ON JAZZ starts in just one minute
Watch and join the robust chat –…
* Jazz defense show new element
* Rotation without Joe
* Donovan Mitchell defense
* Justin Zanik speaks
* The untalked about story of the trade deadline – 10:21 AM
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Best one I’ve seen easily!!! – 8:24 PM
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
Damn coin base got me 😂😂😂 – 7:05 PM
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
JT out here hoopin and Deuce couldn’t give a damn 😂😂😂 locked in to the video game 😂😂😂 @Jayson Tatum4:07 PM
Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell
The power of play is so important when it comes to inspiring the next generation. I’m excited to unveil this
life-sized replica made from 18,325 @LEGO_Group bricks featuring my @adidas Basketball #DONISSUE3 LEGO
shoe. How will you play?#adidasxLEGO PM

More on this storyline

Members of the Black community in Utah are grateful for Mitchell keeping the pressure on the public to embrace dialogue. “To have someone that has a platform like that, it allows them to reach the masses even further, to reach the everyday person,” said Meligha Garfield, director of the Black Cultural Center at the University of Utah. “That’s why I praise. Use your platform, brother.” In that sense, he’s not alone. “It’s always been important to me,” Conley told The Athletic. “Not only as an African-American, a father and a husband, but as a role model. Because of the platform that I have, I try to set a good example, for Black, White, any race. And I want to bring to light to educate certain people on certain situations. Because a lot of things that go wrong in this world, there’s a lot of ignorance behind it. People don’t know, so they just react. I’ve always been a proponent on speaking my truth. I want to educate as much as I can, and open some eyes in the process.” -via The Athletic / December 2, 2021

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