30 Best Athletes to Star for their Hometown Team

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30 Best Athletes to Star for their Hometown Team
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In the mercenary world of professional sports, it’s refreshing and rare to see a local kid wearing the hometown colors.

For these lucky few, their careers become a chance to represent their corner of the world and embed themselves in the fabric of the community that made them great.

Imagine that, LeBron.

Here’s a nod to those great athletes with an opportunity to play in their own backyards—and a window into what they made of it.

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