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Today's pro athletes should go out to the polls

Many pro athletes seem uninterested in politics. But they should be voting, especially this year. Story

Updated: January 30, 2008, 2:35 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | Page 2

Editor's Note: The following was taken from the Feb. 11 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Back in the day, voting just wasn't that important. Elections came and went, and Rockets guard Mike James simply didn't care. "Growing up, politics wasn't something we talked about," says the Amityville, N.Y., native. "So as an adult, voting wasn't a priority in my life. I didn't think it mattered who was in the White House.

"Now, I know better."

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