Category: ESPY Awards

It Is Necessary.

It won’t always be convenient. It won’t. It won’t always be comfortable. But it is necessary.” –Dwayne Wade

Let’s begin the weekend with a quartet of basketball stars who pledged to take up the mantle of leadership in the communities where they live–and challenged other high-profile athletes to do the same.

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James delivered a powerful opening segment for the 2016 ESPY Awards. They delivered their message without fanfare or special effects–no music, no videos. Just four concerned citizens who happen to be famous for their talents on the basketball court. 

Courtesy Ximo Live

Short and to the point, they used their platform to call attention to police-involved shootings, and urged their peers to follow their example. Even if gets hard. 

A good speech for sports figures, sports fans–and those who call themselves leaders.

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