There’s a common stereotype that Duke, as a basketball program, is too white, both in terms of personnel and style. One basketball fan took that notion a step too far Tuesday, sending out an inflammatory tweet before being completely owned by a recent Duke signee.
Here’s the tweet in question, as originally promulgated by College Spun:
And here’s a direct response from Duke signee Javin DeLaurier, a consensus Top 50 recruit who happens to be African American:
That, ladies and gentlemen, is an absolutely perfect response. Seriously, it’s perfect, both in content and tone. Nothing more needed to be said, nor should it have been. Whether you’re a Duke fan or hater, you have to respect DeLaurier’s maturity and willingness to stand up for his future school and teammates.
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