Bulls guard Coby White Raising Awareness for Black History Month

Chicago Bulls' guard Coby White has been using his platform during Black History Month
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Chicago Bulls' guard Coby White has been using his platform during Black History Month to raise awareness around important historical personalities and events.

When Coby White walked into the United Center for the Chicago Bulls' Feb. 12 matchup against the LA Clippers, he wasn't styled in the latest designer attire.

White sported a white hoodie featuring a black-and-white photograph of the Texas Western squad that won the 1966 NCAA men's basketball championship -- the first team to start five Black players in the title game -- beating Kentucky's all-white squad 72-65.

"'Glory Road' is like my favorite sports movie of all time. And what they did and what Don Haskins did by starting all five African-Americans, especially in the national championship game, he started a new wave," White told ESPN. "For us, as African-Americans, we were looked at as just being athletic and we don't know how to think the game. We don't have no IQ. So for him to do that, he kind of started the wave that we're no different than anybody else out there on the basketball court and playing sport."

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