US tennis icon and former sexiest man alive, James Blake, defends pickleball on the PicklePod. Blake is an owner in Major League Pickleball and an advocate for the sport. The Twitter trolls have been blowing up Blake’s DMs and he has a message for the haters. Pickleball is here to stay.
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