The legacy of Jimmy Walker and Jalen Rose

Originally Published: September 6, 2007
By Jerry Bembry | ESPN The Magazine

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As the service ends, and as the many who've come to remember two-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Walker exit the Kansas City funeral home, Jalen Rose remains seated, his head partially bowed, his emotions visibly scrambled.

He is closest to the podium, where a steady stream of family and friends -- representing Walker's 63 years of life -- sang ...

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