Not all change is for the better
He had climbed on board the changing times, inspired at the 1968 Olympics by his U.S. teammates, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and, most of all, his mother still picking cotton sunrise to sundown for $2.50 a day in Mississippi.
"I was caught up in the revolution," Spencer Haywood said from his suburban Detroit home the other day. "It was life and death for me. It was, 'We're going to kill you.' It wasn't an issue of challenging the system. People were hitting ...
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