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REAL SPORTS with Bryant Gumbel Returns Tonight,
Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO
Born to Sell.
College-dropout turned sports mogul Michael Rubin has built an empire through entrepreneurship. From selling skis out of his parents’ basement at the age of 12 to starting the sports apparel juggernaut Fanatics and becoming one of the youngest billionaires in the United States, the Philadelphia native has morphed into one of the prominent figures in the world of sports. Now, the co-owner of his hometown 76ers and the New Jersey Devils is focusing his energies on a cause that transcends the sporting landscape: criminal justice reform. Spurred by the incarceration of his friend, musician and activist Meek Mill, in 2017, Rubin has brought together leaders from sports, entertainment and business to launch REFORM, a non-profit organization dedicated to fundamentally changing state probation and parole laws around the country. Correspondent David Scott talks to Rubin, who discusses his career, friendship with Mill and social activism.
Van Jones, Jay-Z, and Bob Kraft are also involved with REFORM.