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Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter

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227 pages3 hours

Summary

There has been a reawakening among professional and collegiate sportspersons from LeBron James to the Missouri University football team, who are now choosing to use their platform as athletes to call attention to racial injustice.

Long Shot shares the history of political Black athlete through the first hand experience of one of its most courageous ambassadors.

Hodge shares the impact of speaking out and standing up against racism and economic inequality while in the NBA.

Hodges is a sports icon known around the world.

The letter Hodges delivered to George Bush at the White House ranks amongst the most significant political acts by a professional athlete in sports history.

The book shares other stories including: how Craig took R Kelly off the streets and paved the way for his success; what it was like winning championships with Michael Jordan and the Bulls during the golden age of basketball; his relationship with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, his time with Correta Scott King and Nelson Mandela, how he dealt with his wife nearly lighting him on fire, the secrets of being one of the world's best thee-point shooters, and more.

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