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NBA Hall of Famer on being turned away from restaurant: I was blown away


 NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins tells CNN's Don Lemon about visiting a restaurant in Atlanta that refused to seat him and his girlfriend.

On Monday, an Atlanta restaurant made a second, more detailed apology to Dominique Wilkins, promising to provide “diversity, equity, and inclusion training” for its employees as well as rethinking its dress code. 

On Saturday, the basketball Hall of Famer and Atlanta Hawks legend alleged that he had been the subject of discriminatory maltreatment in the city.

“I've eaten at some of the world's best restaurants in my many years on the planet, but I've never felt discrimination or been turned away because of the color of my skin, until today,” Wilkins tweeted. 

He included the hashtag "Turned away because I'm black" and included the name of Le Bilboquet, a prominent restaurant in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, as well as a photo of the restaurant's outside.

Le Bilboquet said Monday, "We deeply regret to Dominique Wilkins for the events of May 22." “No patron of our restaurants should be made to feel unwelcome or inferior, and we sincerely apologize for this. It was never our desire to make Mr. Wilkins, or anyone else, feel that way in our restaurant.”


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