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Nets’ Garrett Temple is making his biggest impact off the court


It’s fitting Garrett Temple will make his return on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For Temple — a natural leader the Nets call “The President” — King doesn’t represent just a day or a holiday but the epitome of community service that exemplifies how he tries to live.

“What he did for civil rights was very strong, very powerful. He was able to do it in a way that was received by the masses,” Temple, who has missed three games with a knee injury, told The Post. “But what I’d tell people when this day comes around is we’re nowhere near where we need to be.