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King III: Pro athletes have a duty

Updated: February 20, 2007, 2:33 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Martin Luther King III has a deft left-handed shot, is a Shaquille O'Neal fan, and roots for the Atlanta Falcons. The eldest son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King knows sports.

But, as you might expect, King's focus lies elsewhere. He served as a Fulton County [Ga.] commissioner and directed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights organization his father founded. He left the SCLC in 2004 to head the King Center for Nonviolent ...

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