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Why LeBron James Was Thinking About Emmett Till

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OAKLAND, Calif.—LeBron James had been thinking about Emmett Till for months when, on the eve of the NBA Finals, he invoked the name of the Mississippi teenager who was lynched in 1955, using his spotlight to reflect on a transformative moment in the history of American civil rights.

Emmett Till had been on James’s mind ever since he read the news coverage in January of a book with explosive revelations that fundamentally changed the historical interpretation of his murder. But that wasn’t the only inspiration for his…

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