Ray Lewis and Lamar Odom on Dancing with the Stars

Chaz Young, Sports Editor

Former NFL Football Linebacker Ray Lewis, and former NBA Forward Lamar Odom, will be battling it out on the dance floor on the upcoming season as the athletes of Dancing With The Stars season twenty-eight.

Trading in their athletic clothing wear, and shoes, for dance wear, rhinestones, and much more.
Retired NFL player Ray Lewis, best known for his NFL Career with the Baltimore Ravens will have some big shoes to fill.

As several NFL players have appeared on the show since 2005. With half taking home the mirrorball trophy after ten weeks of competition. In-addition to Lewis’s career, he’s been on the Ravens since 1986 through 2012, he has received a number of awards throughout his career and also does a lot of charity in-regards to his foundation, known as Ray Lewis 52 Foundation. Which is a nonprofit corporation.
With its mission statement being to provide personal and economic assistance to the youth, youth who are limited to many opportunities in-life.

Retired NBA player, Lamar Odom, will have to redeem the image of NBA players that have appeared on the show. From NBA player Ron Artest, who was the first to be eliminated in season thirteen and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being the second eliminated from the twenty-six seasons. Will Odom follow the same path, we just have to see and tuned-in. The men have dominated their individual sports and have made history in-their own way of things. In addition to Odom’s career as an NBA player, he has been on various teams throughout his career, but is also a two-time NBA champion. From 1993-2003 and 2012-2013 he was on the Los Angeles Clippers, from 2003-2004 he was on the Miami Heat. From 2004-2011 he was a Los Angeles Laker. From 2011-2012 he was on the Dallas Mavericks. Before in 2014 joining the Laboral Kutxa Baskonia.

Can we see them make history for themselves on Dancing With The Stars, we will just have to wait and see. Several known athletes have participated on the hit reality show, since the show debuted back in 2005. They range from Simone Biles, Tonya Harding, Johnny Damon, Adam Rippon, Krisi Yamauguchi, Rick Fox, Chris Mazdzer, Mirai Nagasu, Arike Ogunbowale. To Jamie Anderson, Terrell Owens, Victoria Arlen, Nikki Bella, and Derek Fisher. Along with Donald Driver, Jerry Rice, Emmith Smith, Laurie Hernandez, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Josh Norman, Jennie Finch, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Apolo Anton Ohno, Ryan Lochte, Chad Ochocinco, and Hines Ward. In the history of Dancing With The Stars, the series has seen over 321 celebrities appeared in all twenty-eight seasons. In-which have the winners were athletes.

The men will have stiff competition this season as they go up against the following stars and their partners: Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko, Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten, Christie Brinkley and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov, James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater, Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson, Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson, Mary Wilson and Brandon Armstrong, and Sean Spicer with his professional partner being, Lindsay Arnold to name the whole cast.

Watch Dancing With The Stars live this-coming Monday night, September 16th, 2019, on the ABC network. As all twelve contestants battle-it out on the dance floor with their professional partners in-hand.  Season twenty-eight is set to be a fantastic season.

The show is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Erin Andrews at one point was also an ESPN Reporter, while still hosting Dancing With The Stars , and back in 2010 for season ten. Erin Andrews found herself on the show as well. In-which she placed Third Place. After Evan Lysacek and winner of the series Nicole Scherzinger.

This season comes after a whole year absent from the television screens, given low ratings, and the need to refresh the cast, this case should definitely turned-heads this fall season.

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