I remember the first time I met Brandon Jennings. It was in a tiny ski town in northern Italy called Folgaria. Just 19 years old, he had been practicing twice a day for several days with the grown men of Virtus Roma, the European team he had famously joined out of high school. The going was tough, and the swagger that made Jennings a favorite son at Rucker Park was gone.
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