Professional Sports and Athletics

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Hank Aaron (Baseball)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Basketball)

Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay) (Boxing)

Arthur Ashe (Tennis)

Wilt Chamberlain (Basketball)

Alice Coachman (Track and Field)

Cynthia Cooper (Basketball)

Shani Davis (Speedskating)

Dominique Dawes (Gymnastics)

George Foreman (Boxing)

Althea Gibson (Tennis)

Marian Jones (Track and Field)

Michael Jordan (Basketball)

Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Basketball)

Jack Johnson (Boxing)

Michael Johnson (Track and Field)

Florence Griffith Joyner (Track and Field)

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Track and Field)

Joe Louis (Boxing)

Cheryl Miller (Basketball)

Isaac Murphy (Horse Racing)

Jesse Owens (Track and Field)

Floyd Patterson (Boxing)

Jackie Robinson (Baseball)

Sugar Ray Robinson (Boxing)

Wilma Rudolph (Track and Field)

Bill Russells (Basketball)

Debi Thomas (Ice Skating)

Mike Tyson (Boxing)

Willye White (Track and Field)

Tiger Woods (Golf)

Serena and Venus Williams (Tennis)