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Frank Deford's reflection on the NBA is a compelling reminder of how sports were more genuine in the days before professional athletes became deified celebrities. For all that we've gained with the round-the-clock...
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Frank Deford missed his Princeton graduation in 1962 to start work as a researcher in the baseball department of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. He soon began writing and was quickly accepted as The Kid, "allowed to step into...
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