Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway chats with Brigadier Gen. Richard Clarke during Elway's alma mater Stanford's win over Army in September.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fans at the Buccaneers game against the Dolphins on Veterans Day in 2013 participate in a 50,000-person card stunt to honor the military.
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Members of the military cheer on Michael Beasley from courtside seats as part of the Suns' commemoration of Veterans Day in 2012.
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Stanford football players high-five Army members while leaving the field after playing at Army in September. Stanford beat the Black Knights 34-20.
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Members of the Army pose inside the Octagon after the UFC Fight for the Troops event in November in Fort Campbell, Ky.
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Members of the military join the Braves on the field for the national anthem before Atlanta's game against Diamondbacks in June.
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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington poses with Army Staff Sgt. Reggie Rhodes before a Rangers game against the Diamondbacks in May.
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Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta stands with military members at a Memorial Day ceremony before Detroit's game against the Pirates in 2013.
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Tigers right fielder Brennan Boesch applauds members of the military during a ceremony to honor Memorial Day at Detroit's game against the Twins in 2011.
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Mets second baseman Justin Turner shakes hands with members of the military after some of them threw out the ceremonial first pitches at New York's Military Appreciation Night in May.
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Polish center Marcin Gortat greets Polish army veteran Przemyslaw Wojtowicz during halftime of a Suns game against the Grizzlies in 2012.
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A Bear fan holds a sign honoring the military on Veterans Day at a Bears-Texans in 2012.
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Air Force Academy
Air Force fans hold up an American flag-themed "Defense" sign as the Falcons make a big fourth-down stop against Army in November.
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LeBron James and a soldier after Miami Heat Training Camp in 2010 on Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich greets Wounded Warrior soldiers during San Antonio's open practice in 2011.
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Jameer Nelson bumps fists with a member of the Armed Forces during Seats for Soldiers night before a game against the Toronto Raptors in 2010.
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76ers center Spencer Hawes poses with soldiers after a 2010 game against the Nets.
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Members of the Armed Forces grace the court during a 2012 game between the Nuggets and the Clippers.
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NBA legend and U.S. Navy veteran David Robinson introduces the Air Force Academy Choir before they perform the national anthem at the 2005 NBA All-Star Game.
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Cavaliers legend Sedric Toney presents replica jerseys to members of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines during a halftime presentation in 2006.
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Tyson Chandler poses with members of the Armed Forces during the National Team Open Practice at the DC Armory in 2012.
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Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo high-fives soldiers before a 2013 game against the Bobcats.
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Los Angeles Lakers
A fan shows his support for the Lakers and the military during Los Angeles' game against the Hawks in 2003.
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Members of the military sit courtside at the Mavericks' Seats For Soldiers event at a 2007 game against the Jazz.
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Actor Chris Tucker poses with a soldier on Seats for Soldiers night during a 2009 game between the Magic and the Hawks.
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Soldiers are honored for Memorial Day before the start of a Nuggets-Lakers playoff game in 2009.
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Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki poses with a member of the Air Force before a 2009 game against the Warriors.
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A Cavaliers Girl supports the Air Force during a 2006 game against the Trail Blazers.
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Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett smiles with a member of the 934th Airlift Wing as part of the Timberwolves' 2004 Operation Minnesota Heroes, a program honoring and recognizing Minnesota troops that served in the Middle East.
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Kobe Bryant receives some Navy momentos from Chief Petty Officer Lawrence Sivils following Sivils' 2005 reenlistment ceremony at which Bryant assisted as a witness.
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Sailors Christopher Huff, left, and Andrew Morgan pose with NBA great Magic Johnson aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego in 2011. Johnson's alma mater Michigan State played North Carolina on the aircraft carrier on Veterans Day.
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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban greets servicemen during a 2006 game against the Detroit Pistons.
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Robert Horry poses with Sgt. Jonathon Witham, Staff Sgt. Brian L. Miller II, Staff Sgt. Marlow Mejia and Sgt. Daniel Angelo during Military Appreciation Night at a 2005 Spurs-Hawks game.
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Dwyane Wade smiles with a soldier after a training camp practice in 2010 at Aderholt Gym in Hurlburt Field, Fla.
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