So Makur Maker commits...

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  1. AuHoosier420

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    To Howard University. Think this trend picks up steam? It’s about to be Texas western over UK all over Again.

     
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    They must have a damn good coach, to get the kid to commit there... must have framed it as about more than just him.
     
  3. JimboBBN

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    I had no idea Kentucky was still playing white guys only
     
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    I give it about 3 months until UK is forced to change the name of their basketball stadium.
     
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    So in three months people will officially be allowed to be triggered by Rupp? Why hasn’t it been an issue before?
     
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    I’m pretty sure Rupp has always been a controversial historic person, whether the stories are accurate or not. In today’s climate having an arena named after him and having statues of him in town will probably not go over well with some.

    I say 3 months because school will be back in session with kids on campus. I don’t see how the removal of his name on the stadium doesn’t atleast get brought up by some school organization.
     
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    Its been so controversial that not a single black kid has not come to Kentucky because of Rupp Arena. Let me tell you how controversial it is.
     
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    The absolute worst case scenario is somebody on the team says he’s transferring if the school doesn’t do anything about it or a high profile recruit points it out and says he’d never commit because of the name on the stadium.

    I’d guess that 90%+ recruits/players don’t care at all, but they are all very young and impressionable and don’t want to be left out. They want to fit in as much as anything. If suddenly, like overnight, the “in” thing to do became to protest Rupp arena’s name then the school would be forced to deal with the situation, no matter how much the officials didn’t agree. I mean, Mike Gundy was forced to deal with something he probably thought was total BS so it’s not like it couldn’t happen at Kentucky.

    I’m not saying any of the above will happen. But you absolutely know that it could, ya know?
     
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    If there was ever a case where a black kid said publicly "I don't feel comfortable playing in that arena" I might think a little more on it. But literally zero people have ever come out and said that. Rupp has been around for 50 years and we've never had an issue.

    If someone brings it up, its because there isn't a problem and they want there to be one.
     
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    https://www.change.org/p/eli-capilouto-change-the-name-of-rupp-arena

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    I hate you
     
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    ...and just like that. A Maker thread is about UK. He's already fell off the map.

    It doesn't matter what it's called, we're still going to keep a near 90% win percentage there.
     
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    Human trafficker Ed Smith coerces teenage refugee to take advantage of political environment and make a hollow gesture in the name of free PR.

    America cheers. Irony dies its 172,736,745th death this year.
     
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    We should also throw his name in POY thread. The numbers he's going to put up in the should be insane.
     
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    In other news, Coach Cal has just declared UK as a HBCU.
     
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    Ha....funny thing is it’s probably true.
     
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    My quote began as a joke but then I realized I may actually have a point.
     
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    ^^^^ still thinks pat Riley was a better point guard than Texas western’s^^^^
     
  22. lurkeraspect84

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    Thing is, I don't remember Texas Western point guard and neither do you.
     
  23. SIhoosier26

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    I was thinking about this the other day and it seems inevitable, if it happens IU won't be far behind.
     
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    I've been think with the renovation, a sponsored name was coming.
     
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    Phog Allen coached Rupp and taught him everything he knew.
     
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    Let me insert a kiss of death opinion.

    Rupp Arena will never be changed.
     
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    I hope not, this whole erasing history garbage is not the answer to racism.

    Let's just hope this whole thing ends before the mob turns their focus to basketball.
     
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    Never forget, that racist sumbitch is from Kansas
     
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    I just hope UK tells whomever-----to go **** themselves.
     
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    Not saying Branch McCracken was perfect but he brought in Garrett and broke the color barrier for the entire B1G conference. His name and statue isn’t going anywhere
     
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    I'm sure they will, but it's fun to placate to some.

    Rupp's name isn't coming off the building, and his banner isn't coming down due to ignorance.

    It's fun watching mini-uprisings though.
     
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    Same. Rupp did more for UK basketball and the school itself than anyone outside the founder. No one has bitched about it before. Leave it alone.
     
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    Not good having a guy named after Hitler as the face of your program
     
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    I would’ve agreed before but they’re taking down Abe’s statue and he abolished slavery, reasoning has gone out the window at this point. Let’s just hope IU fights back if the time arises.
     
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    Do you all think this is a "one off" or do you think this is going to be a trend?
     
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    Do we think he actually plays at Howard or is this a publicity stunt
     
  37. lurkeraspect84

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    That might have more to due that Abe was an Kentuckian.
     
  38. AuHoosier420

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    fair point but the entire premise of that story and the movie was hilarious. Kentucky had no business being the favorite In that game. They were out talented and out classed at all 5 positions on the floor.
     
  39. Bert Higginbotha

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    The only racist thing about Rupp is the damned college from which he graduated. A racist bunch of damned yankees. :)
     
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    I think you are letting your feelings get in the way....Racism has not been on the level it is, as it is now, like, well, in forever. It hasn't been an issue in the past because the world wasn't turning upside down. Statues are being torn down...Army bases being renamed...Its just a matter of time before some snowflake brings up Rupp.
     

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