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Calkins: Here is Penny Hardaway’s real statement about racial inequity – and it’s not the one he released

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 09, 2020 8:10 PM CT | Published: June 09, 2020 2:43 PM CT
<strong>Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway (watching action against Temple on Feb. 5)<span class="s1">&nbsp;moved back home to Memphis after his NBA retirement, when he could have moved far away. He worked with middle-schoolers to try and give them the hope and sense of possibility that our system does not.</span></strong>&nbsp;(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway (watching action against Temple on Feb. 5) moved back home to Memphis after his NBA retirement, when he could have moved far away. He worked with middle-schoolers to try and give them the hope and sense of possibility that our system does not. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

Its good that Penny Hardaway released a statement in support of the protesters. But he didn't have to. This is why. 

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