Three well-known NBA basketball stars spoke at the Democratic Convention. Jason Collins and Jarron Collins, twins who both made it to the big leagues, and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showed up in Philadelphia to shared their support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and urged Americans to vote to keep the Democratic Party in office.
The Collins twins are from Northridge, California and began to play the sport during their years as students at Harvard-Westlake High School where their got attention for their athletic talent. Jason went on to attend Stanford Central while his brother Jarron attended Stanford University, and both players earned spots on the school’s teams. They were both drafted in the 2001 NBA Draft, and both have since retired. Jason was the first openly gay NBA player and his twin currently is an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors. Abdul-Jabbar is a native of New York CIty and is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time. He was selected in the 1969 NBA Draft and spent twenty years playing for both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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