Back9 in 90 – Athletes And Social Issues

In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins’ announcement that he is gay, we got to thinking of other athletes who have brought social issues into the sports world.

We profile three in today’s Back9 in 90 segment: Magic Johnson (basketball), Billie Jean King (tennis) and Jim Abbott (baseball). Each of these athletes reached the highest level of their sport and played a big role in influencing social issues in America, not to mention the world. To read about a few others, click here.

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