Sports World Unites With Martin Luther King Jr. Tributes
Following a year rife with civil injustices, the sports community found one thing they could agree on — recalling the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
Yesterday, on the 29th year of MLK day, in a sports world that is dominated by African-American individuals — over 70 percent in NBA and around 68 percent in the NFL — players of all races reflected on their debt to the world King aspired to create.
Athletes and teams celebrated MLK’s life through variety of means – from social media to slam dunks – all significant and special in their own right.
Dr. martin luther King Thank you for all you have done for our people! pic.twitter.com/uBJCiv7Yvm
— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) January 20, 2015
— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) January 19, 2015
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) January 20, 2015
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 20, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. never gave up on his dream. Perfect example of fighting for what you want, NEVER Give up… pic.twitter.com/eVrhCO9oVO
— The Motivator (@TheMotivator5) January 20, 2015
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 20, 2015
what’s a1ready understood shouldn’t have to be said! #THANKYOU A photo posted by Cam Newton (@cameron1newton) on
So here is to Martin Luther King Jr., may his legacy and message forever create the world he always aspired for: after 47 years, he is still forever missed, but never forgotten.