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Salinas-born activist Sacheen Cruz Littlefeather made waves at the 1973 Oscars when she refused Marlon Brando’s award on his behalf in a protest for Native American rights.

 

The hottest question in the immediate aftermath of a championship is the one about the future. You hear stories about Golden State owner Joe Lacob’s inability to linger over any of his Warriors’ four recent NBA titles for longer than a few hours. But that's true of every top executive in every successful sports franchise in history.

Mark Kreidler is a freelance contributor to The Examiner. Read more of his columns at https://markkreidler.substack.com