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Nene betrayed by his greatest gift

Sometimes the greatest talent comes in the most fragile packages, writes J.A. Adande.

Originally Published: January 16, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Sometimes a case study like Nene comes along and you realize how flimsy NBA careers -- or perhaps the league itself -- can be because they're based on a flawed premise: the human body.

In the grand scheme of things, our bodies are still in the beta test mode. The original design may not have called for us to walk upright on two legs, let alone jump repeatedly at 10-foot baskets.

Humans are like an incredible feat of engineering, the most advanced computers placed in ...

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