Tiger Woods followed the lead of Jordan when he declined to endorse Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election. Jim Brown called out Tiger on his lack of social activism.
A couple of years ago LeBron James turned down opportunity to take a stand against the genocide in Darfur.
So, it brought a smile to my face when I learned that Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady will switch jersey numbers next season to help raise awareness for his Darfur humanitarian project. He'll give up his "1" jersey in favor of a "3" jersey in effort to raise attention for the “3 Points” documentary.
The “3 Points” refer to the goals of peace, protection and punishment in Darfur, with McGrady seeking peace and protection for those forced into camps and punishment for those involved in the Darfur violence.