Donald Trump once again decided that the best thing to do in a nation fired up after the death of George Floyd was to get back to attacking players who decide to kneel during the national anthem. His original tweet drew the ire of many across the sports world, including Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell.
In a fiery reply, Russell called Trump "divisive" and "a coward" before claiming that kneeling like Kaepernick is a show of true courage.
In fact, he did it himself.
Russell, who famously posted a picture of himself kneeling during the league-wide anthem protests in 2016, has never been one to keep his mouth shut when it comes to civil rights or racial injustice, and he isn't going to start now.
In case you're wondering, there were indeed 32-year-old white guys in the comments who tried to explain discrimination and civil rights to Bill Russell, of all people. Those fools were savaged in the replies by those coming to Russell's defense.
Russell is as qualified a spokesman for the Black Lives Matter movement as the sports would could have asked for. The greatest winner in basketball history is not going to sit on the sidelines while those in power spew more inflammatory rhetoric.