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Charles Barkley made a lot of ears go up when he said professional sports players should get preferential treatment regarding the coronavirus vaccine because they “pay more taxes.” Barkley frequently blurts out controversial statements during his entertaining analysis for TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” It has propelled him to pop culture prominence and helped him win…

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We are mercifully concluding what has been undoubtedly the most tumultuous year in America in more than a century, if not all time. Adversity can cripple the weak and unstable, but it also tends to bring out the best in others. Below were 10 of the best athletes and teams who managed to thrive despite…

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1. Kobe Bryant The world was stunned by the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Many children lost their hero, idol, and favorite player. Kobe Bryant left a massive legacy for the world always to know the “Black Mamba.” 2. Chadwick Boseman Anybody, young or old, felt the pain and sadness of losing…

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Ayesha Curry nearly broke the internet on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, when she decided to debut a new look. The wife of NBA star Steph Curry posted a photo on Instagram wearing a blonde wig with the caption, “Mom goes blonde (temporarily).” The post was viewed nearly 2.5 million times in 15 hours. But while Ayesha…

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Raheem Morris has been named as the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. On Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, the Falcons announced the firing of head coach Dan Quinn after the team’s 0-5 start to the season, according to ESPN. Morris, who served as the team’s defensive coordinator, will take over a team that has…

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Shaquille O’Neal understands that the NBA lifestyle can, at times, lead to reckless behavior. When young men are given millions before the age of 25, some players will make immature decisions. The hectic travel schedule of NBA players could also lead to issues in terms of relationships. When asked about what he would want for…

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  The Nov. 3 election could change the direction of America. In sports, several voting initiatives have encouraged former and current athletes to vote. But while social justice has been at the forefront of the NBA’s return to action in 2020, only 20 percent of players voted in the 2016 election, according to ESPN.  The…

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The NBA has made a point to promote racial equality. Following the uprising that occurred after the killing of George Floyd, the league permitted players to wear powerful statements, such as “Black Lives Matter,” “Vote” and “Equality” on the back of each jersey. The Atlanta Hawks took things a step further by honoring Atlanta native…

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While fans were rooting for Serena Williams to pull through at the 2020 French Open, she has been forced to withdraw due to an injury. The 39-year-old tennis star made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 30, ahead of her match against Bulgarian tennis star Tsvetana Pironkova. “It’s my Achilles that didn’t have enough time to…

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Jay-Z continues to push for diversity in the NFL. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, the NFL and Jay-Z’s RocNation announced that Jesse Collins will serve as the executive producer of the Super Bowl’s halftime show, according to Deadline. With Collins serving as executive producer for the 2021 Super Bowl, he will be the first Black…

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