I never thought I’d see anything like this ... But I’ve seen it coming. There, for a long time, there were a lot of African-American players to look up to and emulate, but there’s not enough big stars now to dissuade them from basketball and football.
I'm not sure there's a way to stem the tide ... There has to be more involvement to attract athletes to come here. Let's hope this committee will help. There's no doubt the movie will open eyes, but after that, let's wait.
There has to be more involvement to attract athletes to come to baseball ... I thought the NFL was worse, with the way they handled all of their jobs, and that none were given to African-American coaches. Truthfully, we can't go in that direction and hope this things turns around.More quotes »
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