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Fútbol with Grant Wahl


Nov 17, 2020

When Nike signed 13-year-old Freddy Adu to a seven-figure contract, the company thought he could be bigger than Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and LeBron James. As it turned out, however, Freddy never lived up to the hype. Journalist Grant Wahl investigates the impossible expectations that were placed on the teenager and discusses with Freddy just how much of the blame lies on the media, MLS and Freddy himself.
 
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