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07/23/2014 12:12 pm ET Updated Jul 23, 2014

Playground Basketball Is Dying

ASSOCIATED PRESS

AT RUCKER PARK in New York, people sat on rooftops and climbed trees to watch Julius Erving play. In Louisville, Kentucky, Artis Gilmore would pull up in his fancy car, still wearing his fancy suits, and just ball. Kevin Durant first measured the worth of his game on the D.C. playgrounds, and Arthur Agee chased his hoop dream in Chicago.

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