We've lost our grip on the game 

September, 1, 2006
09/01/06
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Let's face it: basketball is no longer our game. It no longer belongs to the playgrounds of New York City and Chicago, to the beach blacktops of Southern Cali, or to the country courts of Indiana and the rural South.

Dunking still belongs to those places, so does the crossover dribble, the no-look pass and trash talk.

But the game?

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