Manufactured in Detroit, CDR's unique game is made for the big stage

Originally Published: March 27, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Every day after school, Chris Douglas-Roberts would walk the short distance from his home in crumbling southwestern Detroit to Kronk Gym.

Kronk was a famous training ground for boxers, producing world champion Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns and dozens of other great fighters. Sometimes Douglas-Roberts would hit the speed bag or pound the heavy bag, but never for long. He always gravitated upstairs from the spartan boxing gym to the basketball court.

That section of Kronk ...

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