A Retrospective I've never watched basketball for the stats. I don't watch to see my hometown team make good. I watchùmaybe we all watchùbecause if I watch long enough, carefully enough, eventually a storm will rumble and crash into my living room. Eventually, I'll be in the presence of The Perfect Storm. The Storm is pieces that add up to something greater than their sum. The Storm turns real time into slow motion. It thunders seasons to a close in high school gyms where every last spectator holds in a gasp. The Perfect Storm is part transcendent freshman, part veteran with X-ray vision. It's in the perfect arc of a long inbounds pass. It's a behind-the-back pass as the point guard looks into the standsùand beyond, as if to the horizon where a monsoon waits. It's the defensive shut-dow ...
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