The Premature Activist Athlete: Royce White on the ESPYs opening

Jul 20, 2016, 07:37 PM

Today there is largely universal praise for the ESPY statements of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. But what about athletes who stood up in much more difficult environment? Today we take a critical look at the ESPY statement with 2012 NBA first round draft pick Royce White. This is an NBA-level talent who has been pushed out of the league for standing up. We talk to Royce about the ESPYS and his future. I also have some "Choice words" about the way this discussion of athlete activism is being framed in the #BlackLivesMatter era.Royce White twitter: White & Dave Zirin have an event together on September 21 in St. Paul at East Side Freedom Library: Zirin article on Royce White from 2013: opening: Anthony's statement: White's open letter to Carmelo Anthony: by Dr. Dre & Mat Beard (,, | | | email us: