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July 25, 2011 10:28 AM

Commentary: Basketball and life-long friends

We didn't ever want to come out of those showers. We knew when we did our high school basketball careers would be over. March 1963. Wichita, Kan. Class AA state basketball tournament. Our team, the Hayden Wildcats, had just lost to Salina, which went on to win the trophy. The three seniors on our team -- Greg Bien, Ed Tucker and I -- didn't want to leave the locker room. We didn't want to face the fact that four years of playing ball together were history.

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