King and Obama: Eleven Things in Common

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King and Obama, The Athletes

King: As a youngster, King played baseball, ran track, and was even on his high school football team. He was also a good pool player. Legend has it he was quite the trash talker.

Obama: The president is an avid sports fan, and was a high school basketball player. He had a ritual of playing ball on the day of every primary election and hosted top NBA players at the White House for a pick-up game last year.

(Photos: www.mlkonline.net, CBS Sports)

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