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Hoop dreams laid to rest

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I am often asked why I have the Nike Swoosh tattooed on my right leg. The entire story is published on the eighth anniversary of the event: With a lawyer, a contractor and a real estate developer among the dozen or so members of my church’s informal basketball league, the fiercest competition often took place before the first basket was shot. These well-to-do pillars of the parish picked teams with the same acumen that had made each of them successful…

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