On Monday the nation will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a special day for the country, and for the WNBA.
This year, the Timberwolves and Lynx organization will be honoring Dr. King’s legacy with a staff day of service. For Lynx guard Danielle Robinson, who has demonstrated on multiple occasions her desire to give back to the community, that makes perfect sense.
“To be able to give back, it’s huge,” she said. “Our organization is really, really special and that’s why they do special things like this.”
Dr. King’s legacy means different things to different people, but to Robinson, he was a man who gave up everything for what he believed in and to help others.
“When I see [Dr. King] I think of strength and perseverance. He literally battled through everything to help us get to where we are now. I’m so thankful for him basically giving his life to fight for equality,” she said.
Now, in 2019, there is still racism and hate in the U.S., and there is still a lot of work to be done, but Dr. King started so many important conversations and took so many radical actions that helped us move towards addressing many of our country’s ills.
“It’s crazy to think about how there are still things going on now even though he fought so hard, but we wouldn’t be where we are without him, so thank you to Martin Luther King Jr. for fighting for us,” said Robinson.
Well said, D-Rob.