Basketball: Look Who's Down There

In the age of the hyperactive pituitary, when every school is trying to find itself a Lew Alcindor and there are 50 players who are 6 ft. 11 in. or taller on the rosters of college basketball, large news is coming in some small packages. While gangling giants stuff their shots with contemptuous ease, a surprising crop of shorter men are reasserting their claim to a piece of the game. Dribbling, passing and shooting rings around their taller teammates, they are bringing back to basketball some agile, old-fashioned skills. Three of the best:...

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