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He Almost Kicked My Ass — a Basketball Story

At 36, I’m not looking to fight. Not even on Facebook. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.

Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

The game starts and I am playing with this kid.

He is short, with tattoos on his neck and back, arms and shoulders, hands too. His shorts are low, jersey is baggy — a playground player, with the attitude to…

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Paul Cantor

Paul Cantor

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