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Patrick Patterson’s Poignant Thought About Halloween

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NBA players love Halloween, perhaps no one more so that Paul Pierce:

Although I think Devin Harris might have won this year’s best NBA player Halloween costume award:

Patrick Patterson got into the act too, but asked about whether he was trick-or-treating, he gave a pretty poignant response that really shows the state of where we’re at today. Via TSN’s Josh Lewenberg:

Patterson’s quote:

“It’s like 11:30 at night. Families are going to sleep. And you see a tall black man knocking on the door at night time in a leather jacket and a red cup? You don’t know what to think. You don’t know what to think. It wouldn’t be good.”

The fact that he’s not wrong kind of illustrates where we’re at right now as a society.