The most powerful aspect of the exchange was that Cameron didn't keep Anthony's gun. It is, after all, Anthony's gun, and he's free to shoot whomever he wants with it. But Cameron lets him make his own decision. He gives Anthony his dignity while somehow maintaining his own. And he pulls this off under the glare of a bunch of trigger-happy deputies who might or might not be "just doing their jobs." Either way, they're looking for any reason to shoot. But as I watched that scene – the old lion privately shepherding the young lion – I couldn't help but think of you.

OK, that's it for now. I'm off to watch Game 4.

Alan

Alan Grant is a former NFL defensive back and the author of "Return to Glory: Inside Tyrone Willingham's Amazing First Season at Notre Dame."



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