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Kentucky at a crossroads of race, hoops

Updated: May 18, 2005, 7:12 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

I moved to Louisville in 1987, after Rex Chapman's freshman year at the University of Kentucky. Everywhere I went, people rhapsodized about King Rex.

And then they'd literally lower their voices and say, "You know he has a black girlfriend, don't you?"

“ I believe everything Rex Chapman told The (Louisville) Courier-Journal this week about the institutional and popular backlash to his occasionally dating black women. I believe some Kentucky officials warned him to keep ...

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