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Michael Jackson... the Basketball Player

Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson is one of the Greatest of All Time when it comes to music. Known as the "King of Pop," he's released classics like Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, etc. Jackson's sixth studio album, Thriller, is certified 34x Platinum! He's been nominated for 363 awards and has won 274! However, regardless of Jackson's extraordinary music legacy, we're going to be talking about a different Michael Jackson.

We'll be talking about Michael Jackson, the basketball players.

Notice how the 's' in 'basketball players' is bolded. That's because TWO Michael Jackson's were professional basketball players and played in the NBA. Since there are two, we'll start by highlighting th