Former Kentucky basketball stars: Ban Nazi items or remove my Hall of Fame plaque

A pair of former University of Kentucky basketball stars have said they would like their Kentucky Hall of Fame plaques removed from the Kentucky Expo Center if no action is taken following news of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan apparel being sold at the center last weekend.

Rex Chapman, a UK standout from 1986 to 1988 who also enjoyed a 12-year career in the NBA, said on Twitter that his Hall of Fame plaque has hung in the center's Freedom Hall since 2011.

Addressing Kentucky Venues, which oversees the center, Chapman demanded the group make changes after Nazi Christmas ornaments, Confederate flags and a Ku Klux Klan robe were on display or for sale this past weekend during a gun show.

Background: Nazi Christmas ornaments and KKK robe sold at Louisville gun show

"If you guys can’t guarantee Nazi clothing & paraphernalia won’t be sold/glamorized on the premises then I would ask that my plaque be removed from the facility," Chapman tweeted. "I want no part of hate. Thanks."

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