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When athletes retire we face the most difficult question: who are we? | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sports stars spend their youth lauded for their grace and strength. How do we stop ourselves from becoming a tattered coat upon a stick when glory fades? Professional athletes are shooting stars: they burn bright as they flame across the sky, then suddenly fade into quiet darkness. Movie stars, best-selling authors, and platinum musicians can stay affixed in the firmament …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a artillery against black players

Slurs and intolerance are regularly hurled at minority jocks, and the national media often help fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good running as CBS’s lead plays prognosticator. And then 30 years ago, on the Friday afternoon before Martin Luther King Day, the gruff 70 -year-old sat down to lunch with a pitch-black Washington DC …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a artillery against pitch-black athletes

Slurs and intolerance are routinely hurled at minority contestants, and the national media often facilitate fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good guide as CBS’s lead plays prognosticator. And then 30 decades ago, on the Friday afternoon before Martin Luther King Day, the surly 70 -year-old sat down to lunch with a black Washington DC …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a artillery against black players

Slurs and intolerance are routinely lunged at minority players, and the national media often facilitate fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good control as CBS’s lead athletics prognosticator. And then 30 years ago, on the Friday afternoon before Martin Luther King Day, the surly 70 -year-old sat down to lunch with a black Washington DC …

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How the ‘natural talent’ myth is used as a weapon against pitch-black players

Slurs and intolerance are routinely lunged at minority players, and the media often facilitate fan the flames of abuse Jimmy” The Greek” Snyder had a good run as CBS’s lead plays prognosticator. And then 30 years ago, on the Friday afternoon before Martin Luther King Day, the gruff 70 -year-old sat down to lunch with a black Washington DC television …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism’

The basketball legend and social activist who counted Ali and King among his peers discusses Colin Kaepernick, LaVar Ball and Trumps America ” Like all people my age I find the text of age so startling ,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70 -year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA and, having won …

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