Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Was Adolph Rupp really a racist?
The charge is usually leveled because Kentucky was an all-white team long after everyone knew blacks could play at least we well.
But what happened behind the scenes told a different story. Here is my hometown sports writer Larry Vaught telling the story of James D. Tucker of Paris, KY, a black player who later went on to a successful NBA career, and what Rupp did for him behind the scences. "He changed my life," said Tucker.
It won't please the Politically Correct, who will willing misread history to fit their narrative.