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Wired 25: Hip-Hop’s 25 Favorite Athletes


14. Bo Jackson

Namedrop: “Loot like Michael Jackson, kicks like Bo Jackson, Benz like Freddie Jackson. – No need to ask in the crew!” – The Notorious B.I.G., “Microphone Murderers”

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson was simply known as “The Ball Player.” One of the most gifted athletes to ever live, Bo was a Pro Ball running back in the NFL and an MLB All Star. He won the Heisman Trophy and the MLB All Star Game MVP, and did it cooler than anyone. Used as metaphor in numerous songs for being able to multitask or just be a beast, “Bo Knows” that if injuries didn’t cut his career short he would be an even bigger legend than he already is.

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