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Long Shot : The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter
by Craig Hodges and Rory Fanning and Dave Zirin


Overview - As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating.  Read more...

 
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Overview
As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating.

But his outspokenness cost him dearly. In the prime of his career, after ten NBA seasons, Hodges was blackballed from the NBA for using his platform as a professional athlete to stand up for justice.

In this powerful, passionate, and captivating memoir, Hodges shares the stories--including encounters with Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Jim Brown, R. Kelly, Michael Jordan, and others--from his lifelong fight for equality for African Americans.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608466078
  • ISBN-10: 1608466078
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


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