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First player suspended for refusing to stand for the national anthem
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf hadn’t stood for the national anthem for most of the 1995-96 season as he claimed the anthem represented tyranny and a type of “nationalist ritualism” forbidden by his religion. Two days after being suspended, Abdul-Rauf changed his tune and agreed to stand. He said he would pray while the anthem was being played.
Longest piece of biblical scripture tattooed on a player’s body
Larry Hughes left upper arm displays Psalm 23:4