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The Knock Down

Three thousand eight hundred and fifty-one miles from the distorted reality of the TD Garden, Dimitry Coronel is in the crevasse of the basketball universe. At just 23, Coronel has already become a hardwood vagabond, forgotten in the same treasure trove as Starbury, the Continental Basketball Association and the Grouses of Toyama. Today, he sits in a Senegalese hotel...
According to a 2006 Harvard University study, the odds of an American dying in a commercial plane crash are 1 in 11 million. Meaning, Joe the Plumber is more likely to succumb to food poisoning (1 in 3 million) after putting down a McRib; incinerate because of rogue fireworks (1 in 650,000) at a Fourth of July...
In middle school, the perfect “mental health day” (see: the official playbook for Jewish mothers) started with a bowl of chickarina soup, saltines on the side and reruns of The White Shadow on ESPN Classic — Ken Howard, with his rutty-faced New York-Irish good looks playing a retired Chicago Bull now coaching high...