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Retired NBA player-turned-ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins thinks that supporting Barack Hussein Obama through your vote because he is black doesn’t necessarily indicate racism, but implying that Nikola Jokic’s MVP win is solely due to his ethnicity does.

“When Obama ran for president, I know Black people out of my community that never voted in they life,” Perkins said. “Me, personally, I never voted in my life. You know I rushed to go vote for Obama because I actually wanted to see a Black president in office?

“Does that make me racist? Does that make a Black person racist? No! It don’t! … Just because you may be rooting for someone of your own kind doesn’t make you a racist.”