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Mills drew comparisons between Martin Luther King and Eddie Mabo — not the first time he has discussed the Australian indigenous leader among his San Antonio Spurs teammates. Mabo was a Torres Strait Islander who fought a long battle for recognition of land rights for indigenous Australians. “The other part of it is my strong belief in Martin Luther King Jr is also the same as Eddie Mabo,” Mills said. “Those two guys are very close together. They both share the same message around the world, here and in Australia.” FOXSports.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recalled meeting Martin Luther King Jr. during a youth mentoring program, an encounter that "changed my life," the basketball legend told a Detroit audience today. Speaking at Wayne State University's annual King tribute, Abdul-Jabbar said he got to ask the civil rights leader a question during the session in the 1960s. "That brief brush with Dr. King really changed my life and motivated me," he said. "It made me understand that I needed to do something meaningful if I was going to contribute to what we all aspire to, and that is freedom, justice and equality for all." Detroit News
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