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‘The Best American Sports Writing 2017’: The Power of the Pen in a Year of Unquiet Americans

"We sometimes project our problems onto sports," Louisa Thomas notes. "But sports can also be ... where we start to work them out."

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'Carmelo's Way': All Spark and No Substance

This is a very brief look at a conflicted, but ultimately successful persona; one that fails to find any negatives in its subject, unless by accident.

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Freestyle Street Basketball

Judging by the theme song, performed by Lloyd Banks of G-Unit fame, the Ecko gear, and the tattoos you can buy, Freestyle Street Basketball is trying to convey a very specific street image.

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Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich by Mark Kriegel

Mark Kriegel makes a convincing case that the free-form, imagination-driven game played today started with Pistol Pete.

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