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Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency Saturday after violent clashes broke out in Charlottesville between far-right nationalists and counter-protesters.

Several NBA players took to social media to weigh in on the racially charged protests that resulted in many arrests and injuries, and at least one death.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who's from Turkey but considers America his home, tweeted in reference to the tiki torches that many alt-right protesters wielded while shouting white supremacist chants.

America only needs one torch It's bigger and brighter than yours#Charlottesville 🗽
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) August 12, 2017

Your silence normalizes nazis. Doesn't it also makes you one ??
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) August 12, 2017

It's not the first time Kanter's addressed political issues. He's gotten into trouble before over his public criticism of the Turkish government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom he called "the Hitler of our century."


James Michael McAdoo seemed surprised about the unrest in Virginia, but the free agent's woke former Golden State Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala suggested he shouldn't be.

but I thought Virginia is for lovers
— James Michael McAdoo (@jamesmcadoo) August 12, 2017

C'mon son! I taught you better...
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) August 12, 2017


Here are other tweets from hoopers condemning the racism and violence:

Wake up people #charlotesville #racism
— Garrett Temple (@GTemp14) August 12, 2017

This shiiii craxy
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 12, 2017

#Charlottesville makes me sick...what world are we living in rn?!?
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) August 12, 2017

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