The Lion Awakens

He’d never say so himself.  He’s probably never even thought about it. And if you tried to foist the claim upon him, he’d shy away, shake his head and dismiss it with a long, low, “nawww.” But Jimmy Banks is one of the best athletes Wisconsin has ever produced and on the short list of most accomplished ones to come from the city of Milwaukee. Banks was a soccer player, which was unusual for a black kid in the 1970s, and especially unusual in his neighborhood. But his talent was even rarer than his choice of sport: high school All-American,…