The Word: Passion

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"Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body."
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Five-time NBA MVP

"It's all about the attitude, gut, heart and determination to go out and give 120 percent every time, to try and help the team win."
– Bo Jackson
Two-sport professional athlete [baseball, football]

"I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect."
– Julius Erving
Appeared in 11 NBA All-Star games, earning game MVP twice

"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back. Play for her."
– Mia Hamm
Scored 149 career goals, more than any other female soccer player in the world

"I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that."
– George Brett
Third and first baseman for the Kansas City Royals, 1973-1993; all-time team leader in every offensive category except stolen bases

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