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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired Walt Clyde Frazier’s wardrobe

Walt Clyde Frazier (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson)

Walt Clyde Frazier is an icon, first as a player who won two championships with the New York Knicks, and now as their color analyst with his creative wordplay.  Frazier spoke with exclusively about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on the national holiday that celebrates his birthday.

“It like catapults me back to my youth. Dr. King’s picture was on my Grandmother’s wall.  I’m standing here on the shoulders of a lot of people because of what he did, what he stood for.   Character, education, tenacity, sagacity, all these things that they taught us under the oppression of segregation ironically.  Dr. King created a foundation, something to believe in and it still propels me today.  People talk about my dress, this is why I got into dressing because when we went downtown, you had to look your best, act your best, because you weren’t just representing your family but your race as well so I was always cognizant of that, being a positive role model and it continues today.”

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