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Daily Beast: Jalen Rose on Teaming With LeBron James to Swing the 2020 Election: ‘Voting Is Like Breathing’

June 26, 2020 | General Latest News Press

The former NBA star turned sports analyst opens up to Robert Silverman about his new voting-rights initiative with King James, speaking his mind at ESPN, and much more.

Updated Jun. 26, 2020 9:39AM ET / Published Jun. 26, 2020 4:30AM ET 
The photo was snapped on June 4, 1967. Behind a podium, a dozen athletes had assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Negro Industrial and Economic Union. Seated in the front row were four of the greatest and, at the time, most famous Black athletes in America: Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (née Lew Alcindor). Five weeks earlier, Ali had made it clear he would not comply with his local draft board to serve in the Vietnam War, citing a religious objection. Stripped of his heavyweight title crown and suspended by boxing, he was staring down the barrel of a possible five-year prison sentence and five-figure fine. 
The original goal of the meeting,

The New York Times: LeBron James and Other Stars Form a Voting Rights Group

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By Jonathan Martin

A new voting rights organization represents LeBron James’s most significant foray yet into electoral politics.

“This is the time for us to finally make a difference,” the N.B.A. superstar said of the new group, which will aim to protect African-Americans’ voting rights.

WASHINGTON — The N.B.A. superstar LeBron James and a group of other prominent black athletes and entertainers are starting a new group aimed at protecting African-Americans’ voting rights, seizing on the widespread fury against racial injustice that has fueled worldwide protests to amplify their voices

UPROXX: ‘Jalen And Jacoby’ Will Try Anything To Give The People What They Want

January 17, 2020 | General Latest News Press

 

ROBBY KALLAND

JANUARY 16, 2020

NEW YORK — “If your superiors every one or two months aren’t questioning some of your content, then you’re not pushing the envelope,” Jalen Rose says with a wry smile.

“You’re not doing it,” David Jacoby confirms. “We get emails.”

In their nook of a studio at ESPN’s new Seaport facility, no larger than a medium-sized walk-in closet, the two hosts of Jalen & Jacoby reflect on some of their failed bits and segments of the past.

“This is eight years in development and we’ve tried a lot of things that didn’t stay, and most of the things that didn’t stick didn’t stick for a reason,” Jacoby says. “One thing that comes to mind is, we had a character called ‘Durag Jalen.’”

“And this was before I was trying to get waves,” Rose quips.

“Durag Jalen was wearing an undershirt and he had a durag on…” Jacoby continues.

“That most people call that type of shirt,” Jalen interrupts while pointing to the card that says “wifebeater” hanging from a clothespin on a string among their retired words in the rafters of the studio.

“Yeah, we retired that word,” Jacoby explains. “But Durag Jalen we had one …