Sport: The Big O

The lanky, well-muscled Negro made a high, spread-eagle leap, grabbed the ball and cleared the University of Cincinnati backboard. Whirling in the air before he hit the floor, he sped downcourt, dribbled expertly past three New York University defenders, plowed in and sank a difficult lay-up shot. Moments later, with the ball in his hands once again, he started to turn for a hook shot. Hit hard by an N.Y.U. player, he fell heavily to the court, but on the way down he somehow managed to arch the ball toward the basket with a flick of his powerful wrists. As he...

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