A version of this story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 3 Music issue. Subscribe today!THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN settles into his chair in a Washington, D.C., hotel dining room, eyes his breakfast companion the way he did middle linebackers 40 years ago and says with a slight smile, "This isn't going to be about race, is it? I would much rather it be about the importance of opportunity. "Then James Harris turns to the waiter and says, "I'll have the oatmeal, please.
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