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Volume 26 No. 223
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NBA Players Wear Special Shirts Leading Up To MLK Holiday

NBA players "are wearing ... 'I have a dream' shirts during their warmups" to honor Martin Luther King Jr. leading up to MLK Day tomorrow. The front says “I HAVE A DREAM,” and on the back, there is a "quote from that famous speech along with the date he made the speech, Aug. 28, 1963" (USATODAY.com, 1/13).

Meanwhile, basketball charity PeacePlayers Int'l and Nike have partnered with local communities on an equality initiative this MLK Day weekend by hosting basketball events in Baltimore, Brooklyn and Detroit. The organization, which operates year-round programs in those three cities, partnered with Nike to expand opportunities and support for youth and their communities. This weekend's events include tournaments and educational activities (PeacePlayers).