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OTL: Old College Try

Originally Published: February 9, 2010
By Tom Friend

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. -- The rim and Darryl Dawkins used to have a relationship. They would meet at night, in crowded gyms across America, and each time, young, crass, muscle-bound Dawkins would beg the rim to go home with him. He'd taunt it, attack it and swing on it, but the rim always had the last laugh -- until the 1979 night in Kansas City when he tore a backboard to a thousand pieces.

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