Which top play is the Best of the Best?

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Do athletes give enough back?

How much should sports, and the athletes who play them, such as NBA star Russell Westbrook (pictured), make a difference in the community? Should they be obligated to improve the lives of children? Fellow NBA All-Star Chris Paul, a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, will take your questions Friday at 4 p.m. ET on how athletes can best use their resources (celebrity, networks, foundations) to get and keep more children active in sports. The event is held in partnership with the Aspen Institute's Project Play, which examines the opportunities to build healthy communities through sports.

  • How well do athletes use their resources to improve the lives of others?

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  • If an athlete does significant work to help children, how does that affect your opinion of him/her?

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  • Which matters most in how you feel about an athlete personally?

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  • How much of an obligation do pro athletes have to give back to their communities?

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  • How much of an obligation do pro leagues have to give back to their communities?

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      6%

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  • How much of an obligation do pro franchises have to give back to their communities?

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  • How well do leagues and teams use their resources to improve the lives of others?

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  • What is the biggest threat to keeping children from being active in sports?

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  • Of which league do you have the most favorable opinion in regards to its efforts to give back to the community?

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  • For how long did you play organized sports?

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