The rise, fall and recovery of a phenom

Clean and sober, Fall River's Chris Herren finds redemption in (what else?) basketball

Updated: May 26, 2011, 6:46 PM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Chris Herren fidgets in his chair. He glances toward the door with a look of dread.

"How many people are out there?" he asks.

On a table in the conference room, copies of his new memoir, "Basketball Junkie," are stacked high. Outside the door, around 20 people are waiting in line for Herren to emerge and sign their copies. The bookstore in Boston's Downtown Crossing bustles with all kinds of people. There are college kids decked out in Celtics garb, professionals ...

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