Sport: The Egg Man

His team is wallowing in the depths of the National Basketball Association. He has no agile big man to flick him rebounds, no slick-handed guard to feed him cripples. Compared to the giants he faces in the forecourt, he is only medium-sized (6 ft. 6 in., 210 Ibs.). Yet, when he gets his sensitive hands on the ball, no shotmaker in the N.B.A. is more feared than the Cincinnati Royals' Jack Twyman, 25, a lean-faced battler with an incredibly soft touch.

"It's like tossing an egg up there," says Twyman. "I toss it easy so the egg won't break." Twyman gets away...

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