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THOMAS LAKE
December 08, 2008
One night in 1992, in a small town in Alabama, the North Jackson Chiefs won a game against seemingly insurmountable odds. Then came the crashes and the gunshots and one man's fateful choice
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December 08, 2008

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One night in 1992, in a small town in Alabama, the North Jackson Chiefs won a game against seemingly insurmountable odds. Then came the crashes and the gunshots and one man's fateful choice

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After high school Chad and Travis will run together, ride together, raise hell together. They will always be linked by this game. Travis's steal, basket and two free throws sent the game into overtime and set the stage for Chad's singular achievement. They will vow to protect each other.

—AND HE HITS IT AND WE'RE TIED AT 67!

One night five years later, on Jan. 26, 1997, they will quarrel about whether or not Travis has been two-timing Chad's female cousin and whether or not Chad told on him. Chad will still be on crutches from the motorcycle crash. "Chad, you can't fight me," Travis will say.

"I've got other ways of handling you," Chad will say.

Travis will borrow a pistol and find Chad in the drugstore parking lot. He'll raise the gun and pull the trigger.

We've got a foul called on Chris Shelby.... Shelby's out of the game.

Two Chiefs standing.

He's gotta miss this. The Chiefs need the rebound.

Travis will say he was only shooting at the ground. He'll swear the bullets bounced.

We don't have any timeouts. It's Robert Collier and Chad Cobb against five.

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