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Volume 21 No. 17
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Faces and Places

Honoring civil rights

Former NBA players Sam Perkins, James Worthy and Penny Hardaway and Cash tour the National Civil Rights Museum. The four were honored with the museum’s Sports Legacy Award.
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National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts speaks at a symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum on Jan. 14 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley and former WNBA player Swin Cash.
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NBA's MLK Day tributes

Giannis Antetokounmpo wears an MLK Day shirt on Jan. 16 at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
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NBA players wore warmup shirts in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An excerpt from King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech appears on the back of one of the shirts at the Philadelphia 76ers-Toronto Raptors game Jan. 15 at Wells Fargo Center.
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Seeing is believing

ESPN’s Neil Everett, Los Angeles Clippers’ Gillian Zucker, Los Angeles Unified School District’s Chris Downing, Vision to Learn’s Austin Beutner, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and player Blake Griffin, LAUSD Superintendent Vivian Ekchian, and LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia pose with schoolchildren from Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary in Los Angeles as part of Griffin and the L.A. Clippers Foundation’s partnership with Vision to Learn and LAUSD to provide free eye exams and glasses to every student in need.
Photo: Varon Panganiban / Los Angeles Clippers


Baseball scouts foundation honors Griffeys

From the 15th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Spectacular: Ken Griffey Sr., former Seattle Mariners President Chuck Armstrong and Ken Griffey Jr. The Griffeys were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Jan. 13 dinner at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo: Paul Lester


Disney opens arena

At the opening of The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Jan. 12.: Varsity Brands founder and Chairman Jeff Webb; Maribeth Bisienere, SVP of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney Springs; Faron Kelley, Disney SVP; and AAU President Roger Goudy.
Photo: Courtesy of Walt Diseny World


Skate with 88

Hockey Hall of Fame member Eric Lindros celebrated the retiring of his No. 88 Philadelphia Flyers jersey on Jan. 16 at the AAA Arena at Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester, Pa. From left: Lindros, AAA Mid-Atlantic Terry Rubritz and AAA Mid-Atlantic Managing Director Matt Haas.
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Toting the hardware Down Under

Boris Becker and Billie Jean King appear at the first day of the Australian Open, posing with the men’s and women’s singles trophies and the tournament’s ball boys and girls, on Jan. 15 in Melbourne.
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At courtside for Clippers

Actor Billy Crystal and Disney CEO Bob Iger attend the Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets game on Jan. 15 at Staples Center.
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