Coates to NBA Player: How Do You Live Knowing Police Could Kill You?

Alex Christy | April 24, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for more.] Towards the end of a Friday discussion with the NBA's Garrett Temple, Donovan Mitchell, and the WNBA's Nneka Ogwumike, CNN Tonight guest host Laura Coates asked Mitchell how he lives as a black man knowing that, despite his fame as an professional athletes, he could be killed by the police.

The discussion was meant to provide a counterpoint to those who want sports to be apoltical with Coates telling the panel, "I think it's so laudable that each of you did not choose to use your platforms as merely a form of escapism for the nation to turn their eyes away. It was an opportunity for you as you talk about to shine that light, to hold the magnifying and the mirror up." 

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