Athletes have protested for years — so what's different now? It's no longer a single, radical voice speaking out.
CHICAGO — Craig Hodges reveled in sharing history, current events and revolutionary ideas with his Chicago Bulls teammates and visiting opponents.Many shook their heads, shrugged or told him he was on his own.That included quick dismissals from Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson when the veteran Bulls guard approached them about boycotting Game 1 of the 1991 NBA Finals. Hodges wanted to call attention to America’s racism in the wake of the high-profile Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King.Hodges’ request was rejected. But he wasn’t deterred.“It was one of those things where they’re all sayi...