Michelle Obama speaks to NBA, WNBA players about how they can use platform to create change

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Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke with some NBA and WNBA players Sunday about how they can use their platform to address racial justice issues.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He may have been in the locker room preparing for a game, but Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum found time to sneak in a phone call. It was rather important.

Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke to a handful of NBA and WNBA players Sunday afternoon about how they can use their platform to address racial justice issues.

McCollum, a member on the NBA players union's executive board, made sure to be a participant. Consider it one of many ways McCollum wanted his voice to be heard.

"It was more so just educational purposes and being able to ask questions about the importance of voting and how we can continue to empower our brothers and sisters to vote and what that means not only on the national level, but on the state and local level," McCollum said.

"It's about what type of impact we can have as a whole as African Americans and Blacks in a position of power and how we can continue to spread…
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