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The Love of the (Basketball) Game

Dan Klores’ new documentary is a love letter to hoops.

LeBron James and Buddy Hield go for the ball on Saturday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
LeBron James and Buddy Hield go for the ball on Saturday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
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The simplicity of basketball is also its genius, allowing players to exercise skill, heart, genius and passion in endlessly creative ways. Dan Klores embraces just that in his ESPN documentary Basketball: A Love Story and talks about specific players, the NBA’s leaders, and why short players deserve more credit.

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