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For the black community, a Redeem Team gold is especially important

For the African-American community, a gold medal from the Redeem Team is especially important. Story

Originally Published: August 22, 2008
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

In conversations with black friends and other black sports figures, it's become evident that a lot of African-Americans are taking a pretty personal interest in seeing the United States men's basketball team succeed.

I'm not suggesting Americans of other races aren't rooting for Team USA to bring home the gold -- something our hoops team has failed to do in the last three major international tournaments (2002 and 2006 world championships, and the 2004 Olympics). This team has a bevy of ...

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