Kyle Korver will never know the angst of a race or understand the feeling of systemic racism; he wasn’t born into that segment of society. Yet he does the next best thing by tapping into that group, and into his own past, to shape his beliefs and those of his children and neighbors. “To watch LeBron use his platform to make a difference was important for me,” he said. “To see him leverage that platform and step into spaces that are confrontational, I haven’t done that in the past.
Look, everybody loves to do their part to help out the kids, food banks, hospitals, there’s a lot of ways to give back to communities, but this is a deeper and harder space to step into. My way is going to be different than LeBron’s way, right? But just watching him try was really helpful for me. And so I think I can do more.”