Pope Francis now has his own special edition Atlanta Hawks basketball jersey, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The team will also wear the 20-21 MLK Nike City Edition jerseys for Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of their commitment to those values.
In November, members of the National Basketball Players Association met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss economic inequality, social justice and the organization’s initiatives to promote community.
The Hawks sent the jersey — which reads “Francis” with the number 1 on the back — to the pontiff by mail. He blessed and signed the jersey on Friday, Jan. 15, which would have been Dr. King’s 92nd birthday.
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