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NBA's Craig Hodges: 'I was banned from the White House'

One of the first high profile athletes to speak out about racism in the US, was two time NBA champion Craig Hodges who played alongside Michael Jordan in the iconic Chicago Bulls team of the 1990s.

He saw his sporting status as a means to be vocal about inequality in American society - but his views would be to his detriment - much like Colin Kaeperneck, his contract was not renewed, Hodges even was dropped by his agent - and at the age of 32 he would never play in the NBA again.

John Bennett caught up with Hodges to find out his story and why a letter to then President George W Bush proved his downfall:

(Photo: Craig Hodges playing for the Chicago Bulls and lifting a trophy, Credit: Craig Hodges)

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