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15 Black Performances In Sports Movies That Are Underappreciated

"I'm a winner. I'm going to win."

For Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to make a list showcasing some of the best characters in sports films:

*NOTE* I am including non-fictitious characters on this list because I feel the performances, although based on real people, are still worthy of recognition.

1. Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise

2. Tony Burton as "Duke" Evers in the Rocky franchise

3. Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in the Creed series

4. Samuel L. Jackson as Coach Carter in...Coach Carter

5. Denzel Washington as Coach Boone in Remember the Titans

6. Wood Harris as Julius Campbell in Remember the Titans

7. Michael Clarke Duncan as Lucius Washington in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

8. Charles S. Dutton as Fortune in Rudy

9. James Earl Jones as Terence Mann in Field of Dreams

10. Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in 42

11. Carl Weathers as Chubbs in Happy Gilmore

12. Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth in He Got Game

13. Chadwick Boseman as Vontae Mack in Draft Day

14. Will Smith as Muhammad Ali in Ali

15. Gabrielle Union as Isis in Bring it On

Is there someone I missed? Comment the character and actor below!

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