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Cuonzo Martin on 101 ESPN’s “Rivs And BK”

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Mizzou Links for Thursday, June 4

Cuonzo Martin is awesome. That is all.

Cuonzo Martin made an appearance on the St. Louis radio airwaves on Wednesday as he joined 101 ESPN’s program “Rivs & BK” with Jamie Rivers and Rock M’s own Brandon Kiley. As you’d expect given the latest unfortunate situation surrounding the country, the whole conversation was just simply more important than basketball.

Martin had a lot of powerful messages, and he said it was time for him to take a stand and speak out from the death of George Floyd.

“ I have to do something. I have to be part of this change. I have to get into the trenches to be part of the change. I just can’t sit back anymore, and that’s what it came down to for me.”

Here’s some more from Cuonzo on 101ESPN:

There’s A LOT more to dig in from the interview, and it was such a good listen, so here’s the full segment on 101 ESPN for your listening pleasures.

As always, just tremendous stuff from Cuonzo Martin, and thanks to Rivers and Kiley for getting him on their show.

And Martin wasn’t even done for the day. Later on Wednesday, he joined several Mizzou student athletes and coaches on a powerful walk throughout campus and downtown.

The contingent later met at the Boone County Courthouse and kneeled for eight minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of George Floyd.

“This isn’t political, it’s a human rights issue,” Eli Drinkwitz tweeted in a significant message, with an amazing picture on the right.

This was a pretty big statement made by Missouri and all I can say is that I am a HUGE supporter of this. Absolutely well done, Mizzou.

Onto the links!


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More Links:

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(KC Star)

(The Athletic)

(Columbia Missourian)

(Columbia Daily Tribune)

(Miscellaneous/Tweets)

  • Regarding Xavier Pinson, Jeremiah Tilmon, and Mitchell Smith, there has been no official announcement yet and the deadline to withdrawal from the NBA Draft is still TBD
  • This was extremely well put by analyst Beyah Rasool...and this is such an incredible picture
  • Here are more pictures and videos from the peaceful protest, from ABC17’s Andrew Kauffman
  • From ESPN’s Field Yates, here’s a timeline for upcoming sports returning

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