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The NBA misses Maurice Lucas

Updated: November 5, 2010, 5:56 PM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Let's get this straight now: I do not advocate fighting. Not in the NBA. Not in any sport. It's silly, juvenile, and my teenage son knows the first time he throws a punch in any game will be the last time he puts on a uniform.

That said, man, I miss Maurice Lucas.

My friend -- and the former five-time All-Star power forward, mostly notably for the Portland Trail Blazers -- passed away Sunday, months after it was disclosed he had bladder cancer. Not surprisingly, Luke fought the ...

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